9 Replies Latest reply on Nov 10, 2013 10:54 AM by Hopes

    I am reorganising my images on my website and can't update the links!

    Hopes

      I am reorganising my images on my website. I did have all my images together in the images folder, but  now I am finding I have too many.

       

      So I have been moving the images to new sub folders that I have created inside the images folder on the local view.

       

      I have managed to accomplish half of my work successfully, every time being asked if I wanted to update links, which I do. Now I no longer get prompted to update my links despite the prompt being turned on in my preferences general panel. I have even tried changing the 'promt' to say 'always' in the preference general panel but each time it reacts as though I chose 'never'.

       

      Please could you help me to understand why this is happening. It will take for ever to update by hand! I am using dreamweaver cs5.

        • 1. Re: I am reorganising my images on my website and can't update the links!
          hans-g. Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hello Hopes,

           

          so as I understand your question, you could use "find and replace" in code view.

           

          Find previous path for example: <img src="images/yourImage.jpg" width="xxx" height="yyy" alt=""/> to

          Replace new path:  <img src="images/NewSubfolder/yourImage.jpg" width="xxx" height="yyy" alt=""/>

           

          or only <img src="images/" to <img src="images/NewSubfolder/

           

          Good luck!

          Hans-Günter

          • 2. Re: I am reorganising my images on my website and can't update the links!
            Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Could be a memory issue.  Try closing DW and restarting.

             

             

            Nancy O.

            • 3. Re: I am reorganising my images on my website and can't update the links!
              Hopes Level 1

              Thanks everso for your help.

               

              That might have worked if I was putting all the images in the same folder Hans, but unfortunatly I am an awkward begger and I am creating different folders relating to my different parts of the same page.  That is to say a folder for my buttons, these are used on all my pages, and then folders for different events relating to the one page. All these new folders are inside the images folder.

               

              Also, unfortunatly, my add hock file names that I used means that I can not easily identify a file name by find and replace.

               

              My trouble is that 5 years ago when I started this site it looked fine. I should have thought about organising my images then, as year on year I obviously have got more images, some of my events repeating themselves.  If only I had thought about organising my images folder then, I wouldn't be in this mess now.  Sigh!

               

              Luckily non of this affects the web site just my images work section is untidy.  My site by the way is www.stcuthbertsonline.com if it helps to see it. Thanks again.

               

              Take care - Hopes.

              • 4. Re: I am reorganising my images on my website and can't update the links!
                Hopes Level 1

                Hi Nancy - Have tried that :-( ! 

                 

                Thanks for the thought though!

                 

                Take care - Hopes.

                • 5. Re: I am reorganising my images on my website and can't update the links!
                  mhollis55 Level 4

                  OK, with respect to your images, if you have Adobe Dreamweaver, you may also have Adobe Bridge. Bridge has a really powerful file rename function that may completely eliminate the ad-hoc naming that you did before. Now, that's not going to help in search-and-replace, but it will help you long-term.

                   

                  In Bridge, the file renamer is under Tools in the menu.

                   

                  Also, if you are moving files around that have links to pages in Dreamweaver, as long as you do not use the operating system or some other application to move those files, Dreamweaver should keep track fo the links.

                   

                  So, if you are in Dreamweaver and you move stuff, Dreaweaver will ask you if you want to update links. You do.

                   

                  Lastly, if you are looking for an image file that you have moved (not using Dreamweaver) you can, within Code View, find an image quite easily. Simply select the image name like this:

                   

                  <img src="images/merchandise/hockey-t-front.png" alt="T-Shirt with our Circles Logo" />

                   

                  Then right-click on your selected area and select Code Hint Tools>URL Browser. Then click on the little "browse" button beneath your selected link text. That will open a file browse window and you can find the image file that you are looking for.

                   

                  I do this all of the time to make sure that I have my links correct in Dreamweaver.

                   

                  -Mark

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                  • 6. Re: I am reorganising my images on my website and can't update the links!
                    Hopes Level 1

                    Hi Mark - Thanks for the info on bridge. I do have that and will give it a go. 

                     

                    As for dreamweaver giving me the promt to update the links, the trouble is I was using that system very successfully and then suddenly it stopped prompting me.

                     

                    I have made sure the promt command is still active in the preferences general, but it still fails to promt me, therefore am finding it is just moving the files and not changing the links.  This now means I have to go to the page concerned and manually re-insert each picture from the new link.

                     

                    My question is how to reinstate the 'promt' so that it works.  I was doing so well before and getting through it quite quickly, despite my ad hoc file names. This is the way I still wish to persue my task so I need to know how I can get it to work again!

                     

                    I have even tried talking to the Adobe help line but they no longer support cs5.

                     

                    Thanks for your help - Take care - Hopes

                    • 7. Re: I am reorganising my images on my website and can't update the links!
                      mhollis55 Level 4

                      Ah, that is easy.

                       

                      Your cache got messed up. Exit Dreamweaver. Restart Dreamweaver. Most of the time that takes care of the problem.

                       

                      But you may need to clear the cache for that defined site. Davis Powers details how to do this in the FAQ:

                       

                      http://forums.adobe.com/thread/494811

                      • 8. Re: I am reorganising my images on my website and can't update the links!
                        Hopes Level 1

                        Hi - I thought of that and have exited dreamweaver many times, hoping it would fix it!  :-(

                         

                        But will certainly look into your link sounds promising. Thanks for that. - Take care - Hopes

                        • 9. Re: I am reorganising my images on my website and can't update the links!
                          Hopes Level 1

                          YAY!   I followed  Davis Powers and it worked!

                           

                          Just want to say thanks to everyone for trying to sort me out. I've fixed it, and now I know what to do if it happens again!

                           

                          Take care - Hopes