13 Replies Latest reply on Aug 8, 2006 1:24 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives

    Mile_High_Design
      I was wondering if there are any solutions to the following problem:

      I have directories on my laptop that I am sharing through my local network.

      On another computer that is connected to the network, I have sites defined in Dreamweaver that are pointing to these shared directories. Library and Template items will not update on these sites. Any sites that are defined on my local drive update fine.

      Any suggestions / solutions are most welcome. Thanks in advance. .
        • 1. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
          Level 7
          I'm afraid that there are no options.

          The Templates folder must be in the root level of the local site.

          You can share local sites between multiple local computers (I do this
          frequently), but the only files that will be modified are those on the
          *real* local site. Or am I misreading your question?

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          "Mile High Design" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          >I was wondering if there are any solutions to the following problem:
          >
          > I have directories on my laptop that I am sharing through my local
          > network.
          >
          > On another computer that is connected to the network, I have sites defined
          > in
          > Dreamweaver that are pointing to these shared directories. Library and
          > Template
          > items will not update on these sites. Any sites that are defined on my
          > local
          > drive update fine.
          >
          > Any suggestions / solutions are most welcome. Thanks in advance. .
          >


          • 2. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
            Mile_High_Design Level 1
            Thanks Murray. You interpreted the question correctly.

            GRRRR!!!! That's frustrating. If Adobe is listening... A fix to this issue would be on my wish list.

            I guess I'll be using global "find and replace" quite a bit.
            • 3. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
              Level 7
              Describe your site(s) setup, please.

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              "Mile High Design" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Thanks Murray. You interpreted the question correctly.
              >
              > GRRRR!!!! That's frustrating. If Adobe is listening... A fix to this
              > issue
              > would be on my wish list.
              >
              > I guess I'll be using global "find and replace" quite a bit.
              >


              • 4. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
                Mile_High_Design Level 1
                My laptop is my main computer with all of the websites located on it. Then I have a tower. Both are running Windows XP. They are both connected to a router. I have shared my main website directory with any computer on my local network.

                When working on my Tower, I have been able to define the sites (pointing to the websites located in the shared folder on my laptop) rin Dreamweaver just fine. Just having issues with Templates and Library items.
                • 5. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
                  Level 7
                  Are you the only one working on the sites? If so, you shouldn't be having a
                  problem.

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                  "Mile High Design" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > My laptop is my main computer with all of the websites located on it. Then
                  > I
                  > have a tower. Both are running Windows XP. They are both connected to a
                  > router.
                  > I have shared my main website directory with any computer on my local
                  > network.
                  >
                  > When working on my Tower, I have been able to define the sites (pointing
                  > to
                  > the websites located in the shared folder on my laptop) rin Dreamweaver
                  > just
                  > fine. Just having issues with Templates and Library items.
                  >


                  • 6. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
                    Mile_High_Design Level 1
                    Yes, I'm the only one working on both machines.

                    I do find it perplexing that Dreamweaver can find the sites and that I am able to define and edit them without any problems, but it just won't recognize the any changes made to Library and Template items.

                    But I am only having the problem with the sites pointing to the shared directory, not with any that are pointing to local files on the Tower.

                    Just an FYI... I also uninstalled and then reinstalled Dreamweaver twice to see if that would kick it into gear. No dice...
                    • 7. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
                      Level 7
                      I have two systems -

                      A, and B

                      I have a site defined on A that points to a local folder on A.
                      I have a site defined on B that points to a folder on A.

                      If I am on B, and make changes to a template file in this site, it updates
                      files on A.
                      If I am on A, and make changes to a template file in this site, it updated
                      files on A.

                      Why are my results different than yours?

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                      "Mile High Design" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                      > Yes, I'm the only one working on both machines.
                      >
                      > I do find it perplexing that Dreamweaver can find the sites and that I am
                      > able to define and edit them without any problems, but it just won't
                      > recognize
                      > the any changes made to Library and Template items.
                      >
                      > But I am only having the problem with the sites pointing to the shared
                      > directory, not with any that are pointing to local files on the Tower.
                      >
                      > Just an FYI... I also uninstalled and then reinstalled Dreamweaver twice
                      > to
                      > see if that would kick it into gear. No dice...
                      >


                      • 8. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
                        Mile_High_Design Level 1
                        You've got me... I have no idea.

                        All I can think of is maybe it has to do with my network settings (although if this was the case, nothing would work) or something in my DW preferences.
                        • 9. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
                          Level 7
                          I doubt it's either of them. You can see the site on box A from box B,
                          right? You can open a template from the site on box B, right? You can make
                          changes to the template and save it back to box B, right? When you do that
                          are you prompted to update files?

                          Are your templates in a folder called "Templates" that is at the root of the
                          site on box A?

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                          "Mile High Design" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                          > You've got me... I have no idea.
                          >
                          > All I can think of is maybe it has to do with my network settings
                          > (although if this was the case, nothing would work) or something in my DW
                          > preferences.


                          • 10. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
                            Mile_High_Design Level 1
                            quote:

                            Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                            I doubt it's either of them.

                            You can see the site on box A from box B, right?
                            Yes.

                            You can open a template from the site on box B, right?
                            Yes.

                            You can make changes to the template and save it back to box B, right?
                            Yes.

                            When you do that are you prompted to update files?
                            Yes. and it acts like it is updating the files... but when I open to make sure the change has taken place, it has not been done.

                            Are your templates in a folder called "Templates" that is at the root of the site on box A?
                            Yes.

                            You see my frustration... BTW... thanks for trying to work this out with me, I'm at my wits end!

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                            "Mile High Design" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                            > You've got me... I have no idea.
                            >
                            > All I can think of is maybe it has to do with my network settings
                            > (although if this was the case, nothing would work) or something in my DW
                            > preferences.





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                            • 11. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
                              Level 7
                              OK - get ready -

                              Here are seven common mistakes that will result in changes not propagating
                              from Template to child -

                              1. Rename the Templates folder
                              2. Move the Templates folder to some other folder level in the site other
                              than root level
                              3. Move a template out of the Templates folder.
                              4. Make changes to an editable region of the template (which will not
                              propagate)
                              5. Assume that template changes can be uploaded to the server without also
                              uploading the changed local files
                              6. Corrupt the site cache so that the link between template and child page
                              is broken
                              7, Improperly create your child pages by simply opening the template,
                              adding page specific content, and resaving the template wiht an *.html
                              extension rather that its *.dwt extension. (you can tell if this is the case
                              by looking at the code on a child page - if you see anything like <!--
                              TemplateBeginEditable... then this is what you have done)

                              The 6th problem can be repaired by using SITE | Advanced > Recreate Site
                              Cache, and the six others can be fixed by just not doing them. Have you
                              done any of those?

                              Could your changes be in an editable region?

                              Can you create a new child page from the templates on box A, when you are
                              working on box B? If so, then the templates are working as expected, I
                              think.

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                              "Mile High Design" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                              >
                              quote:

                              Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                              > I doubt it's either of them.
                              >
                              > You can see the site on box A from box B, right?
                              > Yes.
                              >
                              > You can open a template from the site on box B, right?
                              > Yes.
                              >
                              > You can make changes to the template and save it back to box B, right?
                              >

                              > Yes.
                              >
                              > When you do that are you prompted to update files?
                              > Yes. and it acts like it is updating the files... but when I open to make
                              > sure
                              > the change has taken place, it has not been done.
                              >
                              > Are your templates in a folder called "Templates" that is at the root
                              > of
                              > the site on box A?

                              > Yes.
                              >
                              > You see my frustration... BTW... thanks for trying to work this out with
                              > me,
                              > I'm at my wits end!
                              >
                              > --
                              > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                              > Adobe Community Expert
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                              >
                              >
                              > "Mile High Design" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                              > news:eb5iep$g9q$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                              > > You've got me... I have no idea.
                              > >
                              > > All I can think of is maybe it has to do with my network settings
                              > > (although if this was the case, nothing would work) or something in my
                              > > DW
                              > > preferences.
                              >
                              >
                              >

                              >
                              > Text
                              >


                              • 12. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
                                Mile_High_Design Level 1
                                Hi Murray,

                                Sorry it took me a bit to get back to you on this issue. I didn't have time to deal with it again until today.

                                Well, after trial and error for the past 2 hours, you won't believe what it was...

                                When creating my site definitions on box B, I initially imported site definitions (.ste files) that I had exported from box A. My original definitions had the HTTP address filled in. Since they were on my local drive they worked perfectly fine on box A but confused Dreamweaver for some reason on box B.

                                Sooo... in the site definition dialog box - I deleted the HTTP address and left the field blank - and whalla! Problem solved.

                                I'm glad that mystery is solved. Thanks again for your time trying to figure this out with me!
                                • 13. Re: Issues with Library Items and Networked Drives
                                  Level 7
                                  You're welcome. I'm glad you got it solved....

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                                  "Mile High Design" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                                  > Hi Murray,
                                  >
                                  > Sorry it took me a bit to get back to you on this issue. I didn't have
                                  > time to
                                  > deal with it again until today.
                                  >
                                  > Well, after trial and error for the past 2 hours, you won't believe what
                                  > it
                                  > was...
                                  >
                                  > When creating my site definitions on box B, I initially imported site
                                  > definitions (.ste files) that I had exported from box A. My original
                                  > definitions had the HTTP address filled in. Since they were on my local
                                  > drive
                                  > they worked perfectly fine on box A but confused Dreamweaver for some
                                  > reason on
                                  > box B.
                                  >
                                  > Sooo... in the site definition dialog box - I deleted the HTTP address
                                  > and
                                  > left the field blank - and whalla! Problem solved.
                                  >
                                  > I'm glad that mystery is solved. Thanks again for your time trying to
                                  > figure
                                  > this out with me!
                                  >