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This sort of behaviour normally occurs where a file was renamed outside of RH (e.g. in Windows Explorer). If this what has happened, RH looses track of the file as you haven't told it that the files have been renamed. It is best to rename files inside RH. You have two options from here. Firstly point each RH file to the renamed topic or rename the files back to their previous names in Windows Explorer.
Sorry I wasn't clear...all of this happened while I was in RoboHelp 7. I
did the Multi Find/Replace via the Toolbox.
Luckily I keep a backup of everything. I imported the old documents
and deleted all of the documents that were marked for deletion by
Still kind of weird how this happened in the first place.
The multi find/replace tool may sit inside the Tools tab but if you change things like file names, RH does not know anything about it. It is just like renaming a file in Windows Explorer. The only way to ensure RH knows about a file name change is to do so via the topic properties.
Thats the strange part...the Find/Replace actually renamed my topics (and marked them
I was looking for a way to do a massive rename for the Topics and thought I'd give the
Find/Replace a chance.
It renamed the topics, but then it again, it created that mess with the deletions.
You will find that most of the power users on these forums stay clear of the in built find and replace tool. It can be unpredictable and can't search over multiple lines of HTML. As RH's HTML is often spread over two ro more lines this makes it unusable. The favourites among people here are FAR and bkReplacem.
Is the Find and Replace being used to change the content of the <title> tag?
If so, no wonder there is a problem as you will be changing the title in the topic but not in RH's underlying database. That sort of confuses it.
Thats what I think happened...it changed the <title> tags.
You cannot use a find and replace tool to change that tag. That must be done through RH so that the database is maintained.