I imported a site from another computer. Now it cannot see templates as templates or library items as library items. I am downloading the files from the server. The templates folder is there, but they are not showing up in the assets panel. They are also not updating when I save them.
How do I make DW see the templates and library items? It is a large site and I really don't want to have to recreate everything.
Depending on the type of template and library item extensions you are using, it is possible that you may need to install a dreamweaver extension and/or edit the recognised file type extensions in your dreamweaver config folder.
If the template is a 'Smarty' template then you will have to install the dreamweaver extension in order for it to recognise the 'Smarty' extension type, and edit the config file for extension types for the includes.
A search for both these items will indicate where more information can be found.
The templates were created in DW CS3, currently being used in CS4. .dwt is already set as a template in the config.
I no longer think exporting/importing the site had anything to do with it. The templates are not being seen by the old computer or the new. Seems Templates are completely detached, meaning they are not being recognized as templates at all. They are in the templates folder with .dwt. I can open and edit, but they do not ask to updates pages when saved. They also do not show up in the assets panel.
Is there a Detect All or something similar that will make the connection? Restarting is no help.
I exported the .ste site file from the old computer. DWCS4
Imported it in the new computer. Also DWCS4
Created a new local folder.
Downloaded the files from the server.
Opened a template file, changed it, saved it, uploaded it. Changes were made and saved, but it never asked to update the pages based on the template. The templates are not showing up in the assets panel.
I just had this problem and this is how I solved it:
1. Create a brand new template (can be empty) and save it
2. See where dreamweaver puts it in the files panel(more than likely will create a new template folder)
3. Completely move all templates from your previous template folder to the new one DW just created.
4. Voila - now check you templates under assets.
1. First only copy one template to the new folder and check assets to test this theory before deleting the ones in the previous folder (if it works do be sure to delete the others)
2. To tell if a template actually works, select it then hit delete, if it simply warns you this can't be undone the template is NO GOOD. If it gives you a list of links you will destroy THAT'S THE ONE YOU WANT TO KEEP. The templates in the new folder should give you a list of links, any templates any where else will just give you a regular delete/warning message.
Hope this solution works for you, I'm just trying to help.