3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 7, 2007 1:50 PM by Captiv8r

    What is the ldb file?

      I have used RoboHelp to create a web site. When I update files, I just copy over new files via ftp to the site. All of a sudden, though, I've started getting errors during the ftp transfer that tell me the ldb file can't be transferred.

      Does anyone know what that file is, where it originates, and why I might have all of a sudden started experiencing problems transferring it?

      (My web site has been up for awhile so this hadn't been a problem until just a couple days ago.
        • 1. Re: What is the ldb file?
          RoboColum(n) Level 5
          Hi themill2 and welcome to the RH forums. This file is an MS Access file that has probably been left rather than being deleted when it was no longer required. You may well find these files left in various project folders. In any case you don't need to copy these to your website.

          Just a question though, if you are generating webhelp (?) why are you FTPing. You can use RH's own inbuilt publishing wizard.
          • 2. Re: What is the ldb file?
            Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
            Welcome to the forum.

            Access stores a lot of project information the CPD file. That is a Microsoft Access database with a different extension. When an Access database is opened a temporary file is created with the extension LDB.

            It cannot and should not be part of the output and that is what concerns me. You should only be transferring to the server those files in the output. It sounds like you might be trying to transfer the source files which should only exist locally.

            • 3. Re: What is the ldb file?
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi all

              For anyone wanting a pretty detailed explanation of the .LDB file, click here to read a Microsoft Knowledge Base article on it.

              Cheers... Rick