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DW CS3 Refuses to Synchronize!

May 4, 2007 10:54 AM

This may be related to the previous post, but my symptoms are slightly different so I thought I'd post separately.

I had Studio8 installed, and upgraded yesterday to CS3 (this is on an intel Mac running 10.4.9). It was nice that CS3 detected and imported all of my existing sites for me. However, I'm completely unable to synchronize.

When I try, Dreamweaver reports that no sync. is necessary (not true). Furthermore, when I ask it to display the list of files for manual disposition, no files are listed even if I've tried to sync the entire site. The whole process takes about 1 second on a site with thousands of files (a normal sync check should take about 30 seconds for this particular site). To make matters worse, when I reopen the site back in Studio8, the same problem now happens there, too. Note that I had absolutely no problem syncing just prior to installing CS3.

I have not found a solution to this problem. Restarting DW, rebooting, recreating my site cache, unchecking "Maintain Sync. Info" in the site preferences and subsequently rechecking it after rebuilding the site's cache, blowing away my various "_notes" directories...all have failed. Apparently, I'm going to be unable to sync. This is a seriously not good.

If anyone has a work-around or knows what could be causing this problem, *please* let me know.
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    May 4, 2007 11:03 AM   in reply to sstringer
    Hi Steve

    Have you already gone through this TechNote? Sounds like you have:

    Troubleshooting synchronization problems in Dreamweaver

    If the TechNote above doesn't help, then please look at this one:

    Changes to synchronize in Dreamweaver CS3

    There's a new feature in DW CS3: Display Synchronize Information. What does
    Display Synchronize Information say for the files that aren't being
    synchronized correctly?

    David Alcala
    Adobe Product Support

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    May 4, 2007 12:23 PM   in reply to sstringer
    Try this:

    1. Modify a file and save it. Is the modified date/time the current
    2. In the expanded view of the Files panel, what's the remote server say
    for the modified date/time?
    3. In the Files panel, right-click the local file and chose Display
    Synchronize Information. What does it say? The important part is just the
    first few lines (the explanation text is static text that we don't need):

    File: file14.htm
    Local Remote Time: 3/3/2007 9:42 PM
    Remote Time: 3/4/2007 12:36 AM

    David Alcala
    Adobe Product Support

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