6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2007 3:29 PM by Newsgroup_User

    CS3 can't download the htaccess file

    Mike52179
      I recently upgraded to DW CS3 and noticed that I can't download a .htaccess file. Even if I create the file manually in my local directory, then I click GET, DW comes back with an error saying the file doesn't exist on the local site.

      I even uploaded from DW then immediately initiated a GET and still received the error

      This didn't happen on previous versions of DW, it's new with CS3

      Anyone know of a fix?
        • 1. Re: CS3 can't download the htaccess file
          Level 7
          On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 13:59:38 +0000 (UTC), "Mike52179"
          <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

          >I recently upgraded to DW CS3 and noticed that I can't download a .htaccess
          >file. Even if I create the file manually in my local directory, then I click
          >GET, DW comes back with an error saying the file doesn't exist on the local
          >site.
          >
          > I even uploaded from DW then immediately initiated a GET and still received
          >the error
          >
          > This didn't happen on previous versions of DW, it's new with CS3
          >
          > Anyone know of a fix?


          I have Dw CS3 and have no problems putting or getting .htaccess.

          The only issue with it - is Dw doen't load the file to edit it if you
          doublle click.

          --

          ~Malcolm N....
          ~
          • 2. Re: CS3 can't download the htaccess file
            Level 7
            On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 13:59:38 +0000 (UTC), "Mike52179"
            <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

            >I recently upgraded to DW CS3 and noticed that I can't download a .htaccess
            >file. Even if I create the file manually in my local directory, then I click
            >GET, DW comes back with an error saying the file doesn't exist on the local
            >site.
            >
            > I even uploaded from DW then immediately initiated a GET and still received
            >the error
            >
            > This didn't happen on previous versions of DW, it's new with CS3
            >
            > Anyone know of a fix?

            .htaccess probably cannot exist on your computer since it is an
            liiegal filename. I edit mine in UltraEdit, but you could also rename,
            download, edit, upload, rename.
            • 3. Re: CS3 can't download the htaccess file
              Level 7
              On 14 Sep 2007 in macromedia.dreamweaver, Mister Mustard wrote:

              > .htaccess probably cannot exist on your computer since it is an
              > liiegal filename.

              In what operating system using what filesystem? Clearly not on most
              *nixes; I just opened, edited and saved a file named .htaccess in XP Pro
              with NTFS.

              --
              Joe Makowiec
              http://makowiec.net/
              Email: http://makowiec.net/contact.php
              • 4. Re: CS3 can't download the htaccess file
                RustyCT
                If you're using a Mac, files cannot start with a period. I change the name of file on the server, edit the file, then change name back. Don't know if Windows can use a period to start file names.

                Hope the workaround helps,

                Russ
                • 5. Re: CS3 can't download the htaccess file
                  Level 7
                  On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 17:14:17 +0000 (UTC), Joe Makowiec
                  <makowiec@invalid.invalid> wrote:

                  >On 14 Sep 2007 in macromedia.dreamweaver, Mister Mustard wrote:
                  >
                  >> .htaccess probably cannot exist on your computer since it is an
                  >> liiegal filename.
                  >
                  >In what operating system using what filesystem? Clearly not on most
                  >*nixes; I just opened, edited and saved a file named .htaccess in XP Pro
                  >with NTFS.

                  Clearly most people do not use *nix. :) I do on two computers, but
                  haven't touched those computers in a month.

                  I didn't realize XP was okay with that; I've worked around it for
                  long, it comes automatically.
                  • 6. Re: CS3 can't download the htaccess file
                    Level 7
                    On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 16:19:37 -0500, Mister Mustard <mustard@hotdog.com>
                    wrote:

                    >I didn't realize XP was okay with that; I've worked around it for
                    >long, it comes automatically.

                    On my Win2k machine with DW8, I added .htaccess to the open in code view
                    list in the preferences. When I double-click an .htaccess file, it opens
                    in code view. I can open, edit and upload just fine.