I'm working in CS5 Dreamweaver trial mode, have been using DW for years now. I'm upgrading from CS3 to CS5, running WinXPSP3.
Aaaand my situation is NOT good.
I have my Remote/Local (in that visually arranged order) view open. I am currently logged in via FTP. I selected files in the REMOTE area, and instead of deleting those... it F*&*&*G deleted everything in the identically named folders on my LOCAL file area. Awesome.
Have tried it twice now, same thing happens - no prompts, no obvious updated configuration options like "Don't delete my local files plskthx", in fact everything looked so much like previous versions that.. well, gee, I idk I sort of expected that to NOT happen.
I had no files selected *at all* in the local view. Only the remote view. Yes, I was looking in the remote view. Yes, my files are all gone - except of course for my temporary test files in FTP.
It should be noted that my remote files are NOT deleted. In fact, sometimes it takes me 3 or 4 attempts to remove them. Also to note, is that I have not had this issue in over 9 years. My Host tells me everything is fine, all logging normally, all privs in place, connections successful.
Firstly, what have I done wrong? an exceptionally rapid reply would be most appreciated.
Secondly, has anything FTP-wise fundamentally changed between DWCS3 and DWCS5 which I am supposed to blindly anticipate?
Secondly, how do i go about restoring files deleted from within Dreamweaver, since it is very obvious that I need those files to not be man-handled by software.
(please don't mention version control et al, some things are not possible in some situations, and as it happens I was attempting to start testing Dreamweaver's version control).
Also just discovered that WeDAV connectivity has the same issue. I'm selecting files to delete on the Remote half, and voila, my beautiful files are once again deleted - no change on Remote View.
At this point, my workflow has stopped.
I've been trying to sell Dreamweaver to my colleagues for 2 months now, harping on about its benefits - and then WHAM, this problem.
Come on people, help me sell some awesomeness, tell me I'm an idiot, also tell me a solution!