We developed a major site at a temporary subdomain on our server. Then, we changed that subdomain (to replace an old version of the site with this new version).
I created a new FTP account for this new location. (The files are at the same place on the server, but under a new http:// location) This FTP account works fine with other FTP client software.
When I try to create a new Contribute connection (using CS4), it notices the site has moved and asks whether I want to remove the administrative settings. I say "yes." When I do, the error message I keep getting is "contribute cannot remove the administrative settings."
I double checked file permissions for all the files within the /_mm subdirectory. They were set at 644 (for files), so I changed them to all to 664 to include access by the new username.
Any ideas as to why Contribute can't "clear the slate?" And is there some way to force this, even erasing files manually?
Can you change the ownership of the files and folders in the _MM folder and also that of _MM folder, to the new FTP user, and then try removing the administration settings?
Also, I wanted to ask, does the new FTP user belongs to the same user group as that of the old user, if not, try adding the new FTP user to the same group and then try removing the administration.
Hope this helps.
Perfect! I changed file ownership for the _mm folder and its contents
to the new username (had to FTP in as a high-level user to do this).
Then, when I set up the site connection for the new domain within
Contribute, it allowed me to erase the Administrative settings and
start fresh. Thanks so much Krishna!