4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2008 1:53 PM by kim2008 RSS

    Rename files using Contribute

    Community Member
      I had a user today publish a new file named "indexi.asp" He intended to
      name it "index.asp" but did not realize his mistake until too late.
      So we now have a file called indexi.asp on the server. Is there any way
      to rename it using Contribute?

      The file uses repeating regions, so we can not merely copy the content
      and paste it into a new file of the same template.

      I can perform the rename in the back end, and they can via a direct
      (network share) connection to the folder, but I'd rather encourage them
      to do everything from Contribute if possible.

      Thanks.
      -Ben
        • 1. Re: Rename files using Contribute
          Tom Benjamin Community Member
          I don't think Contribute can do a rename. You could start an edit on the mis-named page in Contribute and therefore get it to download a copy of the page to the local working directory, Save for later and exit. Then copy the page on the local drive, renaming it index(New).asp, go back into Contribute, publish the new page and cancel the draft of the mis-named one. Not complex, but hardly simple either.
          • 2. Re: Rename files using Contribute
            Community Member
            Thanks, Tom. That's about what I figured. Just as easy for the user to
            rename the file on the server (at least, for these users.)


            Tom Benjamin wrote:
            > I don't think Contribute can do a rename. You could start an edit on the
            > mis-named page in Contribute and therefore get it to download a copy of the
            > page to the local working directory, Save for later and exit. Then copy the
            > page on the local drive, renaming it index(New).asp, go back into Contribute,
            > publish the new page and cancel the draft of the mis-named one. Not complex,
            > but hardly simple either.
            >
            • 3. Re: Rename files using Contribute
              Community Member
              Ben Bloom wrote:
              > Thanks, Tom. That's about what I figured. Just as easy for the user to
              > rename the file on the server (at least, for these users.)
              >
              >
              > Tom Benjamin wrote:
              >> I don't think Contribute can do a rename. You could start an edit on
              >> the mis-named page in Contribute and therefore get it to download a
              >> copy of the page to the local working directory, Save for later and
              >> exit. Then copy the page on the local drive, renaming it
              >> index(New).asp, go back into Contribute, publish the new page and
              >> cancel the draft of the mis-named one. Not complex, but hardly simple
              >> either.
              >>
              Hi,

              Right now contribute does not have re-name functionality. Another
              alternative could be, Browse to the file on the server that you want to
              rename (say indexi.htm) and do File->New->Copy of Current page, Enter
              proper title for the page, and publish the page as index.htm, Delete the
              page on the server that you dont want to have (indexi.htm). I know this
              isnt a better work around but we shall plan to have this capability
              added to contribute in future releases.

              Thanks
              Arun
              - Contribute Team.
              • 4. Re: Rename files using Contribute
                kim2008
                Hey Arun,

                Is the contribute CS3 has rename option?

                Thanks
                Kim