Built a site in DW for use with Contribute. Doing a global
change to one of the editable regions. I sync'd my local machine
and copied all the most recent files from the server. Now I would
simply like to make the global edit on my
local machine first,
then sync all the local files with the server.
While trying to make the changes on my local files only, DW
connects to the server and asks things like "would you like to
overwrite you local copy of "x.htm"? Why would it ask this?
Overwrite it with what? I
thought I was only working with the local files in any
So I tried simply turning off my computers wireless network
connection & making the edits - seems to work as intended.
After disabling the internet connection, I am able to open
local files, edit and have them update globally without getting
weird messages like "would you like to overwrite your local version
of index.html" when I am in fact working on that same local version
of the file.
I'm assuming I can simply make all the changes I need to this
way, then activate the internet connection and synchronize the
whole site with the new local files.
Is there anything I'm missing here that would indicate this
might be a bad idea?
Just turn off the Remote info settings. It will let you edit
the local fies with no problem at all. In a collaborative team
environment it helps you in a situation when you don't really know
if a specific file has been checked out by somebody else. So
dreamweaver automatically checks and if it finds any discrepancy it
asks you to download the last updated version. I have been using
this feature and its a wonderful addon
By turning off "remote info settings" do you mean simply
disabling the FTP info? I probably accomplished the same thing by
simply turning off my internet connection in any case.
I have used the sync feature before as well and like it -
what confuses me however is when I tried to open the local copy of
a file a prompt asked me if I wanted to overwrite the local copy of
In this case, the newer file (on the remote server) was
incorrect and needed to be replaced with the older, local
> By turning off "remote info settings" do you mean simply
disabling the FTP
> info? I probably accomplished the same thing by simply
turning off my internet
> connection in any case.
> I have used the sync feature before as well and like it
- what confuses me
> however is when I tried to open the local copy of a file
a prompt asked me if I
> wanted to overwrite the local copy of the file.
> In this case, the newer file (on the remote server) was
incorrect and needed
> to be replaced with the older, local file.
It sounds like your site definition is screwy, if you open a
it should do just that, but I don't know why it would want to
it with the remote one... unless you are actually looking at
view, not the local view...