I just switched to DW CS6 from CS4. When I defined a Site in CS4, it created an actual folder with my site name that I could see on my hard drive, and my various website files would be in there. CS6 isn't doing that-- although it shows a folder icon that is visible inside of Dreamweaver. I look for it outside of Dreamweaver, and it's not there. This spooks me a little bit. Is this how it works now, or am I doing something wrong? Thanks!
Can you verify that you're trying to create a folder within 'Local Site Definition' and not 'Remote Server'? And double, triple-check the path you're providing within DW and verify you're seeing the exact path on your computer's Finder/ Explorer as well.
My cornfusion is related to the mysterious nature of the .ste file. Like, where is it exactly? If I export the site, I can see it, but otherwise, it lives in the shadows somewhere on my hard drive. Apparently, I was never correctly setting up my sites in CS4, and didn't notice the issue until I moved to CS6. Thanks for all your responses!
The .ste file is wherever you decided to save it. When you export sites from Dreamweaver, the Export Site dialog box lets you choose where to save the site definitions.
Just FYI, .ste files don't exist unless you export the site definitions yourself. Dreamweaver stores site definitions in the Windows Registry or in a Site Prefs file within the Library/Application Support folder on Mac OS X.
Hey Nancy-- After I responded to your post last night, I started thinking more about your response-- did I export the site definitions? Ah. The short answer is no, I just copied the files when I got my new computer, and reinstalled DW CS4. I still have access to my old computer tho, and my plan is to export the site defs and put them on the new one, where I guess I will then have to them "import" them back.
Switching to CS6 caused a bit of misdirection. (As Murray suggested, the DW version was not the issue.) But the light finally went on! Thanx!
Thanks David-- That's pretty interesting, that the files don't exist unless I export them. I hadn't exported them like I was supposed to, and I couldn't find them when I looked. I even did a "FIND .ste" and came up empty. And yet, when conjured, they appear... what kind of sorcery is this?!