11 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2006 9:01 PM by orsweb

    Page not found!

    orsweb
      Hello, I am a new user of Dreamweaver and have been learning my around the program. I like the flexibility that this program gives and I know I have a lot to learn. I am looking forward to discovering all its advanced features.

      At the moment I am running into a problem that I feel has an extremely basic and simple solution. Would anyone mind taking a moment to diagnose the problem and pair it up with the simple remedy I know it has? I have been building my companies new and updated website over the past few months. A couple weeks ago I opted to check the webpage preview. The message I get is "Page Not Found."

      This is strange to me because the page that the preview is looking for is on my computer nicely tucked away in a local root folder. Where is the missing link and how may I show preview feature where to find the file I wish to view. As of late, since we have gotten program I have been unable to get the desired results not mater what I try.

      Does anyone have any thoughts?

      Thank you for you time and effort into this matter.
        • 1. Re: Page not found!
          Level 7


          > check the webpage preview. The message I get is "Page Not Found."

          What is the url address in the browser when this happens?

          In this "Site Definition" in dreamweaver, did pick a "server model" or
          enable a "testing server" ?

          If yes- do you need one? Does this site have php or asp, or is it just html
          pages?

          • 2. Re: Page not found!
            Level 7
            Do you have a testing server defined for this site?

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            "orsweb" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            > Hello, I am a new user of Dreamweaver and have been learning my around the
            > program. I like the flexibility that this program gives and I know I have
            > a lot
            > to learn. I am looking forward to discovering all its advanced features.
            >
            > At the moment I am running into a problem that I feel has an extremely
            > basic
            > and simple solution. Would anyone mind taking a moment to diagnose the
            > problem
            > and pair it up with the simple remedy I know it has? I have been building
            > my
            > companies new and updated website over the past few months. A couple weeks
            > ago
            > I opted to check the webpage preview. The message I get is "Page Not
            > Found."
            >
            > This is strange to me because the page that the preview is looking for is
            > on
            > my computer nicely tucked away in a local root folder. Where is the
            > missing
            > link and how may I show preview feature where to find the file I wish to
            > view.
            > As of late, since we have gotten program I have been unable to get the
            > desired
            > results not mater what I try.
            >
            > Does anyone have any thoughts?
            >
            > Thank you for you time and effort into this matter.
            >
            >


            • 3. Re: Page not found!
              orsweb Level 1
              What is the url address in the browser when this happens?

              Answer: http://localhost/TMPfqias5gibi.html

              In this "Site Definition" in dreamweaver, did pick a "server model" or
              enable a "testing server" ?

              Answer: No server model but hoped to have enabled a testing server

              If yes- do you need one? Does this site have php or asp, or is it just html
              pages?

              Answer: html
              • 4. Re: Page not found!
                Level 7
                quick fix, if this site is JUST html pages with no asp or php-

                open this site definition for editing
                (dw menu-->sites-->manage sites-->pick this site from list and click edit)

                click the Advanced tab to get out of the stupid wizard interface.
                now click Testing Server tab on left.
                Set testing server access to: none

                More detailed answer about "hoped to have enabled a testing server"
                Question: Have you installed a local server??
                What is seen in browser when you type in just:
                http://localhost/

                > What is the url address in the browser when this happens?
                >
                > Answer: http://localhost/TMPfqias5gibi.html
                >
                > In this "Site Definition" in dreamweaver, did pick a "server model" or
                > enable a "testing server" ?
                >
                > Answer: No server model but hoped to have enabled a testing server
                >
                > If yes- do you need one? Does this site have php or asp, or is it just html
                > pages?
                >
                > Answer: html

                • 5. Re: Page not found!
                  orsweb Level 1
                  Do you have a testing server defined for this site?

                  Answer: I believe I have... I used the file folder to the right to locate my root folder on my hard drive. Is that the correct way to go about it?
                  • 6. Re: Page not found!
                    Level 7


                    > Do you have a testing server defined for this site?
                    >
                    > Answer: I believe I have... I used the file folder to the right to locate my
                    > root folder on my hard drive. Is that the correct way to go about it?

                    see my previous reply-

                    points:
                    One- do you Need a testing server? (no- it's html pages)
                    Two- do you have a local WEB SERVER installed and working? Such as Apache or
                    MS IIS? (what comes up with http://localhost/ typed into a browser?)

                    • 7. Re: Page not found!
                      orsweb Level 1
                      Sorry, pushed the wrong button by accident... Question is not answered yet. Thank you
                      • 8. Re: Page not found!
                        Level 7
                        will adobe just turn off the ($(%(*#&*#@v web forum pages....

                        or maybe people using NNTP newsgroup will just have to quit answering posts
                        from the web forum if it's this bloody pointless to think and type and try
                        to help.


                        > Sorry, pushed the wrong button by accident... Question is not answered yet.
                        > Thank you
                        >

                        • 9. Re: Page not found!
                          orsweb Level 1
                          White Flag

                          Thank you Alan for you help... I am investigating.

                          My "sorry pushed the wrong button" was my trying to correct MY accident mistake of pushing the "Mark this message as the answered," and not a response to your post directly. Sorry for the mix-up.

                          No hurt feelings please... I appreciate all the help you give... thank you...

                          No I do not have a webserver installed. I did not think I needed one at this point since my site was html and not complicated... Am I mistaken?

                          Putting in http://localhost/ still comes up with "page not found."
                          • 10. Re: Page not found!
                            Level 7


                            > No I do not have a webserver installed. I did not think I needed one at this
                            > point since my site was html and not complicated... Am I mistaken?
                            > Putting in http://localhost/ still comes up with "page not found."

                            Yes. You are wrong but it's a quick fix.

                            You cannot tell dreamweaver "Yes, I have a local testing server", and NOT
                            have a working local web server.

                            If this site is html pages with no server side scripting, do as said before
                            and turn OFF the testing server access in the site definition.

                            Then, pressing F12 for "Preview in browser" will work.

                            • 11. Re: Page not found!
                              orsweb Level 1
                              Thank you Alan... That did solve the problem. What you said certainly makes sense and helps clear up the confusion at my end. Thank you. I corrected the settings. After pushing F12 I was able to see what my web page would look like for the first time (not the pretty site I had hoped for but that is another story...) Thanks again!

                              Good Night