5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2016 11:47 AM by brushwipe

    how to delete previous sites and files

    brushwipe Level 1

      I have attempted twelve sites since abandoned for various reasons - mostly because I could not fathom where I was going wrong.

      Is there any way I can clear these and and any attached files from my hard disc also from Dreamweaver's welcome window listed under recent files.


      I am using Dreamweaver to work through David Power's Responsive site excellent tutorial and I have noticed small inconsistencies between David's screen shots and the way my Dreamweaver behaves.


      For instance: Editing the nav bar. I have deleted the three spans for the 'hamburger' and inserted the text Menu. I have followed the coding but when I get to <span class="glyphon the code hints do not appear which left me with putting the -chevron-down text in manually. No such image has appeared - only a little rectangle.

      I also note that the list of numbers do not correspond to those in David's code list and I get alerted to offending coding where elements need closing etc.

      This is so annoying as whenever I get these inconsistencies I naturally assume I have done something incorrectly and my reaction is to wipe the screen clear and go back to the beginning - hence my wish to clear out all the previous failures.

      OK, Tomorrow is another day and another opportunity to get it right.  

        • 1. Re: how to delete previous sites and files
          Ben M Adobe Community Professional

          To delete the site definitions, go to Manage Sites and just delete the definitions.  Site files will still be on your hard drive and will need to be deleted manually.  For the recent items, your can clear it by deleting your Dreamweaver preferences I believe, but it's really more trouble than what it's worth.  Once you start working on new files the old ones will go away and they should not be of concern.


          As for David's tutorial, I will let him speak to that.  My thought is that with each new release of DW CC there are nuances that might cause slight differences, but his tutorials are very thorough and should be mostly accurate.

          • 2. Re: how to delete previous sites and files
            Jon Fritz II Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            You're likely just using a newer version of the program than David's tutorial was written for. A lot has changed in DW in the last few years and I don't think he's had a chance to go through and update things to match the new screens/menus/options.


            You can clean up your sites by...


            1. Go to Site > Manage Sites

            2. Click the one(s) you want to get rid of to highlight them

            3. Hit the - button in the bottom left

            4. Click Yes to delete


            That will only remove the Site Definition from DW. If you want to also remove the site files from your computer, you'll need to browse to the folder you set up when creating the site and drop it in your Recycling Bin/Trash

            • 3. Re: how to delete previous sites and files
              brushwipe Level 1

              Many thanks Jon Fritz ii.

              • 4. Re: how to delete previous sites and files
                David_Powers Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                Ben has answered your question regarding deleting site definitions and related files.


                With regard to your problem with my Responsive Design with Bootstrap and Dreamweaver CC course on lynda.com, it was recorded using a prerelease version of Dreamweaver CC 2015.1, so there should be no inconsistencies as long as you have installed the most recent version of Dreamweaver. I suspect that your problem with the chevron icon is due to a typing error. If you check the video at about 04:10, the text I have typed is <span class="glyphicon. What you have typed here is <span class="glyphon. That would explain the lack of code hints and why the chevron wasn't displayed.


                I'm quite happy to answer questions about my course in this forum, but I won't necessarily see them. If you're a subscriber to lynda.com, you can get help with problems by using the form on the following page: Contact lynda.com through phone or email. Select Customer Service and Technical Support from the drop-down menu, and fill in the form that appears. If you go to that page directly from the video that gave you problems, the form will automatically be filled in with some useful details. If the technical support people at lynda.com can't answer your question, they email it to me directly. In most cases, I reply within 12 hours.

                • 5. Re: how to delete previous sites and files
                  brushwipe Level 1

                  Thanks David. I have bookmarked the Lynda contact page. I subscribe to to Adobe CC so thanks to Cloud membership my programmes are always up to date.  My new rule - check copy before shouting!