12 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2009 3:09 AM by Newsgroup_User

    beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!

    jvmonteiro Level 1
      Hi Everyone,
      I desperately need to know how to get files from the server for a site that I've built a long time ago (with DW MX) and copy them back to my disk so I can update/modify the content. I manage to establish the FTP connection but then the GET option doesn't show me (and I don't know) how to save them back to my disk without messing up the paths and links. Editing the files directly on the server doesn't seem to work either, when I try to preview changes in the browser I get a 404 error... and I don't even have the local folders anymore coz they were on a PC and now I'm using a Mac.
        • 1. Re: beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!
          Level 7
          Define a local site and a remote site. Connect to the remote site. Select
          everything and GET it. It will go into the local site. You now have the
          files on your local computer.

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          "jvmonteiro" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:gl2ut6$9r9$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hi Everyone,
          > I desperately need to know how to get files from the server for a site
          > that
          > I've built a long time ago (with DW MX) and copy them back to my disk so I
          > can
          > update/modify the content. I manage to establish the FTP connection but
          > then
          > the GET option doesn't show me (and I don't know) how to save them back to
          > my
          > disk without messing up the paths and links. Editing the files directly on
          > the
          > server doesn't seem to work either, when I try to preview changes in the
          > browser I get a 404 error... and I don't even have the local folders
          > anymore
          > coz they were on a PC and now I'm using a Mac.
          >

          • 2. Re: beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!
            Level 7


            > Editing the files directly on the
            > server doesn't seem to work either,

            Don't use an RDS connection.

            dw MX?
            Open this site definition for editing.
            dw menu->site->Manage or Edit Site
            pick this site def and click Edit button.

            click the Advanced tab to get out of stupid Wizard

            click the Remote tab on left, and set access as "FTP"

            then click local info and double check what folder you've chosen.

            then click okay.

            open the Files Panel or in MX, the Site Panel maybe.
            connect to remote
            click to show remote files.

            If the files show, select and get them.

            If the remote files are in a subfolder like www or public_html or similar,
            put that folder name into the "host directory" line of the remote info.

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            • 3. Re: beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!
              Level 7
              "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
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              > Define a local site and a remote site. Connect to the remote site.
              > Select everything and GET it. It will go into the local site. You now
              > have the files on your local computer.

              Hi Murray,
              I believe we should NOT reply to these posts (with such subject line) with
              anything else than:

              "Please repost your question (start a new thread) using a more meaningful
              subject line"

              At the end of the day, I think this is better for everybody, even the OP.


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              • 4. Re: beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!
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                I think you are right.

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                "Thierry" <thierry@invalid.com> wrote in message
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                > "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
                > news:gl2v4o$a2v$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                >> Define a local site and a remote site. Connect to the remote site.
                >> Select everything and GET it. It will go into the local site. You now
                >> have the files on your local computer.
                >
                > Hi Murray,
                > I believe we should NOT reply to these posts (with such subject line) with
                > anything else than:
                >
                > "Please repost your question (start a new thread) using a more meaningful
                > subject line"
                >
                > At the end of the day, I think this is better for everybody, even the OP.
                >
                >
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                • 5. Re: beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!
                  Level 7
                  Thierry

                  Should they be required to say "Mother May I" as well?

                  While in a perfect world every poster would state clearly and succinctly a
                  subject line, and more important a link to the problem page, but we both
                  know that is not going to happen. There is no set of rules, that I am aware
                  of, or even a suggestion page on how to post. My guess is that a majority
                  of posters first post was something like that... I know I am guilty.

                  If you want to give direction to a new or errant poster on proper posting
                  edicate, by all means. But to not answer a question because you dont like
                  the way they posted it.....seems immature to me.

                  "Thierry" <thierry@invalid.com> wrote in message
                  news:gl302n$b7c$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  > "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
                  > news:gl2v4o$a2v$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  >> Define a local site and a remote site. Connect to the remote site.
                  >> Select everything and GET it. It will go into the local site. You now
                  >> have the files on your local computer.
                  >
                  > Hi Murray,
                  > I believe we should NOT reply to these posts (with such subject line) with
                  > anything else than:
                  >
                  > "Please repost your question (start a new thread) using a more meaningful
                  > subject line"
                  >
                  > At the end of the day, I think this is better for everybody, even the OP.
                  >
                  >
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                  • 6. Re: beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!
                    jvmonteiro Level 1
                    Cheers Murray, that worked fine! All I needed after all was to have a local folder defined 1st but I thought that if the folder name didn't match the one on the server that wouldn't work...Btw, I don't know what's that fellow Thierry on about because I didn't write any of that stuff on my post subject, don't know how it got there...
                    Thanks a bunch!
                    • 7. Re: beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!
                      Level 7
                      "GPaul" <gwpaul@ptd.net> wrote in message
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                      > Thierry
                      >
                      > Should they be required to say "Mother May I" as well?
                      >
                      > While in a perfect world every poster would state clearly and succinctly a
                      > subject line, and more important a link to the problem page, but we both
                      > know that is not going to happen. There is no set of rules, that I am
                      > aware of, or even a suggestion page on how to post. My guess is that a
                      > majority of posters first post was something like that... I know I am
                      > guilty.

                      There is this.
                      http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#bespecific
                      It has been there for *years*. If you Google "how to post a question" you
                      should get that document within the first page of results.

                      > If you want to give direction to a new or errant poster on proper posting
                      > edicate, by all means. But to not answer a question because you dont like
                      > the way they posted it.....seems immature to me.

                      I did *not* say to ignore the poster, what I said is to reply by asking the
                      OP to start a new thread.
                      imho, this approach has a few advantages:
                      - quality answers are not burried in a thread with subject lines like
                      "Please Hel me" which does no good for people who are searching
                      newsgroups/forums.
                      - it educates not only the OP, but lurkers too
                      - it gives the OP more chances to see his question answered

                      As I said, I think it's a win-win situation for everybody


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                      • 8. Re: beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!
                        Level 7
                        > I didn't write any of that stuff on my post subject, don't
                        > know how it got there...

                        The only way it could have gotten there would be if you put it there.
                        Sorry - you can't weasel out of this one -

                        beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!

                        Use a subject that is descriptive of your question/issue, please.

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                        "jvmonteiro" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                        news:gl3953$l5v$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        > Cheers Murray, that worked fine! All I needed after all was to have a
                        > local
                        > folder defined 1st but I thought that if the folder name didn't match the
                        > one
                        > on the server that wouldn't work...Btw, I don't know what's that fellow
                        > Thierry
                        > on about because I didn't write any of that stuff on my post subject,
                        > don't
                        > know how it got there...
                        > Thanks a bunch!
                        >

                        • 9. Re: beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!
                          Level 7
                          Waste of time...

                          So you want to open a post that starts with "PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
                          HELP ME", and reply, even if it is with some form of snippet, to direct them
                          to repost in a more acceptable fashion...then reread the second post,
                          re-submit an answer?

                          I dont disagree with you that many of the posts lack essential ingredients
                          for a perfect post, or even acceptable post,( Bad subject lines, no link, no
                          code, improper terms (box, container, thingy))...but judgeing from the post
                          I read, most seem to be wet behind the ears beginners, so dont admonish,
                          guide.

                          And I doubt very much and anyone that has the forsight and maturity to
                          search the web for proper posting procedures is going to headline a post
                          like this one.


                          "Thierry" <thierry@invalid.com> wrote in message
                          news:gl3980$l7r$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                          > "GPaul" <gwpaul@ptd.net> wrote in message
                          > news:gl37u9$jq0$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                          >> Thierry
                          >>
                          >> Should they be required to say "Mother May I" as well?
                          >>
                          >> While in a perfect world every poster would state clearly and succinctly
                          >> a subject line, and more important a link to the problem page, but we
                          >> both know that is not going to happen. There is no set of rules, that I
                          >> am aware of, or even a suggestion page on how to post. My guess is that
                          >> a majority of posters first post was something like that... I know I am
                          >> guilty.
                          >
                          > There is this.
                          > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#bespecific
                          > It has been there for *years*. If you Google "how to post a question" you
                          > should get that document within the first page of results.
                          >
                          >> If you want to give direction to a new or errant poster on proper posting
                          >> edicate, by all means. But to not answer a question because you dont
                          >> like the way they posted it.....seems immature to me.
                          >
                          > I did *not* say to ignore the poster, what I said is to reply by asking
                          > the OP to start a new thread.
                          > imho, this approach has a few advantages:
                          > - quality answers are not burried in a thread with subject lines like
                          > "Please Hel me" which does no good for people who are searching
                          > newsgroups/forums.
                          > - it educates not only the OP, but lurkers too
                          > - it gives the OP more chances to see his question answered
                          >
                          > As I said, I think it's a win-win situation for everybody
                          >
                          >
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                          • 10. Re: beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!
                            Level 7
                            "GPaul" <gwpaul@ptd.net> wrote in message
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                            > Waste of time...

                            Indeed ;-)


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                            • 11. Re: beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!
                              Level 7
                              >There is no set of rules, that I am aware of, or even a suggestion page on
                              >how to post.

                              There is .. I haven't read this whole thread very thoroughly, but I'm pretty
                              sure no one posted the link so here it is:

                              http://www.adobe.com/support/forums/guidelines.html

                              In fact, this very topic is addressed in that document:

                              Use a descriptive title for your posts. This will help subsequent visitors
                              to the Online Forum successfully identify your topic. Vague subjects such as
                              "HELP!!" or "Urgent question!!!" are often passed over by experienced users,
                              as they provide no indication as to what your issue may be.


                              There are a bunch more .. definitely worth a quick read when you have a
                              chance. :)


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                              • 12. Re: beginner: HELP PLEASE,PLEASE!
                                Level 7
                                Nancy wrote:
                                >> There is no set of rules, that I am aware of, or even a suggestion page on
                                >> how to post.
                                >
                                > There is .. I haven't read this whole thread very thoroughly, but I'm pretty
                                > sure no one posted the link so here it is:
                                >
                                > http://www.adobe.com/support/forums/guidelines.html
                                >
                                > In fact, this very topic is addressed in that document:
                                >
                                > Use a descriptive title for your posts. This will help subsequent visitors
                                > to the Online Forum successfully identify your topic. Vague subjects such as
                                > "HELP!!" or "Urgent question!!!" are often passed over by experienced users,
                                > as they provide no indication as to what your issue may be.
                                >
                                >
                                > There are a bunch more .. definitely worth a quick read when you have a
                                > chance. :)

                                I have both links in my sig in an attempt to help new posters, whether
                                it works or not I don't honestly know, but I like to think it does.

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