13 Replies Latest reply on Mar 5, 2008 10:17 AM by Linux Rules

    Deprecated Files

    Jencie
      Files are moving into deprecated folder without being sent there. They are moving there automatically. Can someone help me understand how this is happening and how to stop it? The error message says broken links, and my topics are marked with a Red-X.
        • 1. Re: Deprecated Files
          RoboWizard Level 4
          Hi Jencie and welcome to our community

          I'm not sure what you mean by "deprecated folder". Are you saying a folder that was deleted? Or is this a folder you created manually and named "deprecated"?

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: Deprecated Files
            Jencie Level 1
            It is a folder in my project. I don't know if it's new or not. I've never noticed it before. I'm just not sure why they are there. I'm pretty new to RoboHelp. There is also a PP folder, a Values folder, and a Broken Links folder (with many broken links). The broken links are also new. I don't know what these folders are for, how they relate, and why I suddenly have broken links.

            • 3. Re: Deprecated Files
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi Jencie

              Can you please post a screen capture of what you see? The link below should take you to a free image sharing service.

              http://www.freeimagehosting.net/

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: Deprecated Files
                Jencie Level 1
                I uploaded the image. It is called PrintScreen.doc.

                Thanks,
                • 5. Re: Deprecated Files
                  Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                  Hi again

                  And the URL to view it would be?

                  Cheers... Rick
                  • 6. Re: Deprecated Files
                    Jencie Level 1
                    See if this works.

                    [url=http://www.freeimagehosting.net/][img]http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/9a7b5d 780c.jpg[/img][/url]
                    • 7. Re: Deprecated Files
                      RoboColum(n) Level 5
                      Hi Jencie,
                      First off, I've never heard of RH automatically creating folders in the way you describe. Would there have been someone else working on this project that would have created the folder and moved the topics into it?
                      As far as the Red Xs are concerned, this is normally caused by someone moving/deleting/renaming the files outside of RH. When this occurs, RH looses track of them and you have to either restore them back the way they were or redirect RH to the amended files.
                      • 8. Re: Deprecated Files
                        Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                        Hi again

                        Okay... gotcha!

                        From what I am seeing, this deprecated folder is one that was created after your RoboHelp project was created. This means either the help author before you created them, or you did. Another possibility that may explain things here is that somehow the folder was created programmatically. And maybe the same program that created the folder is also responsible for moving files there. I'm further guessing here that whatever is going on is going on without RoboHelp's knowledge. This is why the broken links are occurring.

                        As I see it, you now have some sleuthing to do. I'd ask around to see what (if any) software is being used to manage files. Obviously SOMETHING is causing them to move. Your goal is to determine what!

                        Hopefully this is helpful in some way... Rick
                        • 9. Re: Deprecated Files
                          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                          Hi again

                          Question for you here. Are you the only person working with the files, or are you sharing responsibility for maintenance with a co-worker? Where are your files located? Local PC or the network?

                          Cheers... Rick
                          • 10. Re: Deprecated Files
                            HKabaker Level 2
                            Jencie,

                            In Windows Explorer. look at the properties of the folder named "deprecated"? Do the dates of creation and revision offer any hint?

                            Did you or someone else submit your project folder to a Javascript checker, or code analyzer, or Web site analyzer?

                            Source files and .js files in the project folder won't pass many of these tests, but we should not expect source files to do so.

                            It would be appropriate to submit the WebHelp output folder to an analyzer. But don't panic when the testing application finds "errors." Sometimes, some "rules" don't really matter in the real world.

                            Harvey
                            • 11. Re: Deprecated Files
                              Jencie Level 1
                              We keep our files in a shared place called the Vault. We check them out, make a copy on our hard drive to work on, then check them back in. That way we have an up-to-date copy and as we make changes, we check in the updated files. Until the last 2 weeks, I was the only one who made any changes to the files. I have copied any of tthe files from the vault to my hard drive since the other user has been on board. The only other thing I have done in the last week is:
                              -- Make another directory on my hard drive
                              -- Checked the files out of the vault to put a copy in the new directory
                              -- Created a new project with those files
                              -- Created printed documentation through Single Source Layouts
                              -- Made changes to the printed Documentation

                              Could the changes I made to the Chapter Layout in the Printetd Documentation in the new project affect my main working project?
                              • 12. Re: Deprecated Files
                                HKabaker Level 2
                                Jencie,

                                You say:
                                The only other thing I have done in the last week is:
                                ....
                                -- Checked the files out of the vault to put a copy in the new directory
                                ....

                                Did the new user make some changes and check the project back into the Vault before this?

                                Harvey
                                • 13. Re: Deprecated Files
                                  Linux Rules Level 2
                                  quote:

                                  Originally posted by: Jencie
                                  We keep our files in a shared place called the Vault. We check them out, make a copy on our hard drive to work on, then check them back in.



                                  Hello Jencie -

                                  I'm thinking that Vault was the culprit (is that from SourceGear?). Sounds like Vault sets up a folder to move depricated files into as part of the source control procedure.

                                  Regards,
                                  GEWB