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DESPERATE - no local files appear

Feb 12, 2013 11:18 AM

Suddenly, no local files appear in my local files pane.

They are very present on the hard drive.

What should I do please.  DESPERATE

 

thanks Steve Z

 

DW CS3

Mac osx.8.2

 
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    Feb 12, 2013 11:25 AM   in reply to Steve Zeeeee

    It should be an easy fix.

     

    Click the menu in the upper right of the files tab for that site and choose Site > Recreate Site Cache.

     

    If that doesn't do it...

     

    Go to Site > Manage Sites

     

    Click on the site that is missing it's files.

     

    Click Next until you get to "Where on this computer do you want to store your files"

     

    Browse to the folder on your HD.

     

    EDIT: Also, make sure you have the left hand dropdown in the Files tab set to your site and right hand drop down set to Local View

     
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    Feb 12, 2013 11:37 AM   in reply to Steve Zeeeee

    This may be easier yet...

     

    There should be a little + on the left of the folder listing. You may need to scroll the Files tab to the left to see it so you can click on it to expand it.

     
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    Feb 12, 2013 11:41 AM   in reply to Steve Zeeeee

    Try creating a new user account on your OS with Admin level privleges.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11468

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Feb 12, 2013 11:55 AM   in reply to Steve Zeeeee

    Did you define a local site in DW before you began GETTING files from remote server?

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Feb 12, 2013 11:56 AM   in reply to Steve Zeeeee

    So you have no site files on your Hard Drive at all or are they possibly under a different folder with the same name?

     

    DW can sometimes "forget" where you browse to when setting the "Where on this computer do you want to store your files". When it does that, it creates a new folder with whatever name you used in the beginning of the setting up of the site.

     
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    Feb 12, 2013 12:57 PM   in reply to Steve Zeeeee

    Make a backup of your hardrive immediately. It's sounding like you're experiencing a hard drive failur or corruption.

     
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:44 PM   in reply to Steve Zeeeee

    Also check your Console.app to see what kind of messages/errors might are being generated - that might give you some clues about what might be happening to your system. Based on your description though it's sounding like a hardware failure of some sort.

     
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