4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2007 6:39 AM by Newsgroup_User RSS

    Removing spaces and %20's in filenames

    Frunkkkkkkis
      Greetings. My boss changed hosting to godaddy while I was away on a trip, and there are many many files that have spaces in them (fortunately not my design) and whichever program he used changed all the code to have %20's in the links.

      I wish to remove the spaces in the filenames and fix the links, is there an automated process in DW 8? Is there a better way to do this?
      No PHP, he wouldn't listen to me and got a Windows server anyway.


      Thanks

      Jason
        • 1. Re: Removing spaces and %20's in filenames
          Community Member

          "Frunkkkkkkis" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:fipm61$1eh$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Greetings. My boss changed hosting to godaddy while I was away on a trip,
          > and
          > there are many many files that have spaces in them (fortunately not my
          > design)
          > and whichever program he used changed all the code to have %20's in the
          > links.
          >
          > I wish to remove the spaces in the filenames and fix the links, is there
          > an
          > automated process in DW 8? Is there a better way to do this?
          > No PHP, he wouldn't listen to me and got a Windows server anyway.

          well, if you have the site defined in DW, just select the files in question
          in your Files panel and rename them. If the site's defined properly, it
          should scan for instances of the old filename and update them with the new
          filename.


          • 2. Re: Removing spaces and %20's in filenames
            Community Member
            I'd use global find and replace to take care of hyperlinks and then
            use a file renaming utility like 1-4a rename
            http://www.1-4a.com/rename/download.htm
            to remove spaces from file names (images, scripts etc)

            "Frunkkkkkkis" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:fipm61$1eh$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Greetings. My boss changed hosting to godaddy while I was away on a trip,
            > and
            > there are many many files that have spaces in them (fortunately not my
            > design)
            > and whichever program he used changed all the code to have %20's in the
            > links.
            >
            > I wish to remove the spaces in the filenames and fix the links, is there
            > an
            > automated process in DW 8? Is there a better way to do this?
            > No PHP, he wouldn't listen to me and got a Windows server anyway.
            >
            >
            > Thanks
            >
            > Jason
            >


            • 3. Re: Removing spaces and %20's in filenames
              Community Member
              This is normal. Spaces are not recommended for use in file/pathnames for
              the web, and so servers will replace them with the server-encoded ASCII
              value for space, "%20".

              The other suggestions are correct, though - get rid of them, and hurry!

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              "Frunkkkkkkis" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:fipm61$1eh$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Greetings. My boss changed hosting to godaddy while I was away on a trip,
              > and
              > there are many many files that have spaces in them (fortunately not my
              > design)
              > and whichever program he used changed all the code to have %20's in the
              > links.
              >
              > I wish to remove the spaces in the filenames and fix the links, is there
              > an
              > automated process in DW 8? Is there a better way to do this?
              > No PHP, he wouldn't listen to me and got a Windows server anyway.
              >
              >
              > Thanks
              >
              > Jason
              >

              • 4. Re: Removing spaces and %20's in filenames
                Community Member
                if there aren't too many- rename the files in dw's Files Panel.

                if there are a lot, consider HTML Rename from here
                http://www.xlanguage.com/products/rename.htm

                note- that product hasn't been updated in many years. It has a 30 day trial.

                It will rename files to whatever scheme you pick and fix a href links to
                those files. It will not touch file references in .swf or javascript. (so it
                may break image rollovers for instance)

                make a copy of the site folder first for backup

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                Alan
                Adobe Community Expert, dreamweaver

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