27 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2012 7:11 PM by SmithWilson RSS

    prevent all the annoying notes folders?

    susanagallardo
      I've never used the Notes function, and in 8, Dreamweaver consistently keeps creating extra _notes files everywhere. I'm sure this is handy for some, but it makes me batty. Is there a way to tell it quit creating these!?

      Thanks,
      s.
        • 1. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
          Newsgroup_User Community Member
          Look at Sites/Manage sites, Pick the site you want to look at site
          Definition for each site under Advanced/Design Notes uncheck Maintain Design
          Notes.

          Dave

          "susanagallardo" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:el4fmc$5pg$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > I've never used the Notes function, and in 8, Dreamweaver consistently
          keeps
          > creating extra _notes files everywhere. I'm sure this is handy for some,
          but
          > it makes me batty. Is there a way to tell it quit creating these!?
          >
          > Thanks,
          > s.
          >


          • 2. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
            susanagallardo Community Member
            Hi Baxter,

            Thanks, but that's the first thing I did, and it didn't make a difference. It did work on the old MX, but 8 keeps generating the files regardless of the "maintain design notes" setting.

            ??
            s.
            • 3. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
              terry6
              I too am having this notes problem.

              I have turned off the option in site manager and installed the latest updates.

              But these notes folders keep appearing and as I don't use flash they are very annoying, any advice on how to stop them appearing would be appreciated, thanks

              Terry A
              • 4. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                Newsgroup_User Community Member

                "susanagallardo" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:el4n77$f2f$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > Hi Baxter,
                >
                > Thanks, but that's the first thing I did, and it didn't make a
                difference. It
                > did work on the old MX, but 8 keeps generating the files regardless of the
                > "maintain design notes" setting.
                >

                Best thing? Ignore it. It wil not affect your site, they won't get
                uploaded and won't get in the way of your coding.

                Put them out of your mind.


                • 5. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                  susanagallardo Community Member
                  gee, that's helpful, lled.

                  if it was one or two files, it wouldn't be a big deal. but every single folder dreamweaver accesses in every single site I work on, gets a new _notes files generated. it clutters up fast.

                  i can't believe this only bothers two users.
                  • 6. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                    Newsgroup_User Community Member
                    It's annonying and completely useless... but I've learned to ignore this
                    failing of Dreamweaver... as there are so many others that tend to drive me
                    more crazy...


                    "susanagallardo" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                    > gee, that's helpful, lled.
                    >
                    > if it was one or two files, it wouldn't be a big deal. but every single
                    > folder dreamweaver accesses in every single site I work on, gets a new
                    > _notes
                    > files generated. it clutters up fast.
                    >
                    > i can't believe this only bothers two users.
                    >


                    • 7. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                      Newsgroup_User Community Member
                      It's definitely not completely useless. That's where DW keeps scratch notes
                      about the files in that directory. It hasn't bothered me in 8.2 years.

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                      "xtra" <yum@y.yum> wrote in message
                      news:el9t7f$suo$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      > It's annonying and completely useless... but I've learned to ignore this
                      > failing of Dreamweaver... as there are so many others that tend to drive
                      > me more crazy...
                      >
                      >
                      > "susanagallardo" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                      > news:el9sac$rqd$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      >> gee, that's helpful, lled.
                      >>
                      >> if it was one or two files, it wouldn't be a big deal. but every single
                      >> folder dreamweaver accesses in every single site I work on, gets a new
                      >> _notes
                      >> files generated. it clutters up fast.
                      >>
                      >> i can't believe this only bothers two users.
                      >>
                      >
                      >


                      • 8. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                        Newsgroup_User Community Member

                        "susanagallardo" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                        news:el9sac$rqd$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        > gee, that's helpful, lled.
                        >
                        > if it was one or two files, it wouldn't be a big deal. but every single
                        > folder dreamweaver accesses in every single site I work on, gets a new
                        _notes
                        > files generated. it clutters up fast.
                        >
                        > i can't believe this only bothers two users.

                        Again, get over it. The total file size would barely break 4-5k.

                        If you ignore them they won't do you any harm.

                        If you can tell me any part of your web creation process that is hampered by
                        their existence I am all ears.

                        Apart from "but they are just sitting there... taunting me!"


                        • 9. prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                          terry6 Community Member
                          This is the first time I have posted here and judging by the tone and unhelpful responses it will be the last.

                          If you uncheck the option but it still keeps happerning then surely it's a bug and someone should know about it.

                          I know who should get over it.

                          Have a good look at yourselves.

                          Don't bother replying because I won't be back to see it so save your "wisdom" for someone else.
                          • 10. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                            Newsgroup_User Community Member

                            "terry6" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                            news:eliu20$am1$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                            > This is the first time I have posted here and judging by the tone and
                            unhelpful
                            > responses it will be the last.
                            >
                            > If you uncheck the option but it still keeps happerning then surely it's
                            bug
                            > and someone should know about it.
                            >
                            > I know who should get over it.
                            >
                            > Have a good look at yourselves.
                            >
                            > Don't bother replying because I won't be back to see it so save your
                            "wisdom"
                            > for someone else.

                            Can somebody inform me how to delete the previous message? It is taking up
                            valuable space on my hard drive and I can't read any other groups knowing it
                            is here.


                            • 11. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                              susanagallardo Community Member
                              lled, what exactly is up your butt? i've looked at your other messages, and you seem like a decent enough guy. why exactly do you feel compelled to come to this thread, for a topic you're clearly not interested in, just to tell us that we should be more like you?

                              sheesh.
                              • 12. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                Newsgroup_User Community Member

                                "susanagallardo" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                                > lled, what exactly is up your butt? i've looked at your other messages,
                                and
                                > you seem like a decent enough guy. why exactly do you feel compelled to
                                come
                                > to this thread, for a topic you're clearly not interested in, just to tell
                                us
                                > that we should be more like you?

                                One may ask you the same question.

                                What is *your* business here?

                                The OP asked a question borne out of some irrational need to remove
                                something that does not impede her web design process one iota.

                                The OP had it suggested to her, quite nicely I believe, to simply ignore the
                                notes folders - they take up next to no space, do not get uploaded to the
                                server and do not stop you creating the most beautiful websites in the
                                world.

                                It was the OPs indignant response and holier than though attitude you are
                                picking up on, not my sarcasm in response.


                                • 13. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                  susanagallardo Community Member
                                  Learn to read, dude. I am the OP. And no attitude appeared until ....yours.
                                  • 14. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                    Newsgroup_User Community Member

                                    "susanagallardo" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                                    > Learn to read, dude. I am the OP. And no attitude appeared until
                                    ....yours.

                                    Extremely funny and entertaining. Thank you for brightening my day.

                                    Don't look beyond you - I think those notes folders have lept off the screen
                                    and are laughing at you also.


                                    • 15. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                      mangpark
                                      I agree with susanagallardo. I have the same problem with the notes folder showing up in all my directories. It's totally annoying.
                                      • 16. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                        Newsgroup_User Community Member
                                        they'll save your *** one day

                                        mangpark wrote:
                                        > I agree with susanagallardo. I have the same problem with the notes folder showing up in all my directories. It's totally annoying.
                                        >
                                        • 17. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                          Newsgroup_User Community Member

                                          "mangpark" <louism@bsc-cdhs.org> wrote in message
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                                          > I agree with susanagallardo. I have the same problem with the notes folder
                                          showing up in all my directories. It's totally annoying.

                                          Why exactly is it annoying? Be specific.

                                          It doesn't affect the functionality of DW in any way - they don't get
                                          uploaded, they don't bother you in creation of web pages and so forth.



                                          • 18. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                            Chopo^2 Community Member
                                            Ok, guise chill out will ya,

                                            ILed, the reason some people find it annoying is because no one like to deal with to many folders. You must admit it can get a bit annoying if you have a lot of folders anyway as the notes issue effectively doubles them. So i can see why some people would like to turn it off and I would enrage anyone who nose how to fix the DW8 bug or a workaround to say how.

                                            Having said that, I agree with Murray and New Guy, they are there for a reason and are sufficiently miner an inconvenience to be ignored. However, there is no harm in knowing how to turn them off.

                                            Share the love people

                                            Chopo
                                            • 19. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                              Newsgroup_User Community Member
                                              > ILed, the reason some people find it annoying is because no one like to
                                              deal
                                              > with to many folders. You must admit it can get a bit annoying if you have
                                              a
                                              > lot of folders anyway as the notes issue effectively doubles them.

                                              No, it doesn't. It doesn't affect the browsing within Dreamweaver. It only
                                              affects these people somehow offended by these folders. They affect
                                              NOTHING.

                                              The same sort of people who are worried by these folders are the same sort
                                              that enter your house and straighten the pictures on the walls and make sure
                                              all your books have their spines level with each other.


                                              • 20. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                                Chopo^2 Community Member
                                                lol, each to their own...
                                                • 22. prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                                  I.F. Freiberger
                                                  The creation of _notes folders also annoyed me. But the TechNote referred above explains an important point: these folders maintain sync info. So it's not a bug but a somewhat strange option developers took to storage file information.

                                                  At least one answer to this topic proved to be useful. Thanks, AlliedJim.

                                                  Igor Freiberger
                                                  ACE – Porto Alegre, Brazil
                                                  • 23. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                                    Stretchr
                                                    I don't like all of the _notes folders keep appearing, either. If the user is given the choice of whether or not to have them created, then I don't see what's wrong with expecting the software to perform a certain way. This isn't freeware, after all. Also, maybe the irritation doesn't begin with Dreamweaver but stems from software companies making too many decisions about how we should set software options, which settings are safe for our web browsers etc., etc., etc. I'm not really upset about the _notes issue but I really wonder why anyone else would get so irate about whether those files bother me or not? I hope this isn't a case of "Forum Rage"!
                                                    ;-)
                                                    Cheers,
                                                    Stretchr
                                                    • 24. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                                      Dolphyx Community Member
                                                      With subversion, it's a nightmare... I hope the adobe coders get savvy and nuke these things.
                                                      • 25. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                                        radiodial
                                                        Someone asked who cares if the notes folders are there? Many users pro's do. Here's our story:

                                                        These _notes files have been a PIA ever since DW introduced them. Many album generation applications, including JAlbum which we use, choke on them when updating the image content albums. We manually have to remove them before updating album folder, which is wearing very thin with a 7200+ directory within albums site....
                                                        Not Synchronizing such a large site is unthinkable, so the lame "fix" that Adobe posted of not using sync is out of the question.

                                                        We have used DW since Macromedia version 1, and for the first time we are actually looking to see what else is out there unless Adobe can fix this. Prior versions of DW worked just fine without this code mangling crap.
                                                        RJ Dial
                                                        Bungalow Design & Drafting
                                                        VintageAirstream com
                                                        • 26. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                                          TomWardrop
                                                          I agree that the creating of _notes folders everywhere is very annoying. I love how people such as "lled" assume everyone uses Dreamweaver the way he does. Dreamweaver isn't an all-in-one tool, I normally use a couple of tools during development and maintenance of a website. The _notes folders every where can make your nicely laid out directories look like a battleground, and when trying to upload, zip or do anything with your site directory outside of dreamweaver, these annoying _notes folders are sent along or packaged with your website.

                                                          The best way to action these _notes folders is to search your website directories for the term "_notes". This will show all the _notes folders under a specific directory. You can then either delete them (which only lasts until dreamweaver recreates them), or you can select them all as mark them as hidden so at least you don't see them.
                                                          • 27. Re: prevent all the annoying notes folders?
                                                            SmithWilson

                                                            Disable the “Maintain synchronization information” option from the Remote Info category in the Advanced View under the Site Definition dialog box. This will stop the creation of _notes folders.