15 Replies Latest reply on Aug 28, 2006 2:52 PM by Newsgroup_User

    downloading pictures

    aands1
      Can someone PLEASE help me. Someone asked me to update their web site. I downloaded the site to my computer and when I tried to open the pages to edit them, NONE of the jpegs gifs, etc. show up. I got broken links for all the images. I tried to resave the pages, but nothing worked.
      PLEASE can anyone tell me how to make the pictures or images show up on the the local side of the web site?!
      Thank you.
        • 1. Re: downloading pictures
          joey_a
          What did you use to download the site with? Could you supply a URL to the site?
          • 2. Re: downloading pictures
            Level 7
            totally random guess-

            Have you Defined a SITE in dreamweaver for this project?

            If yes- then please do this-

            open a page at the root level of the site, like the "homepage"
            Get in split code/design view.
            select one of the images that doesn't show.
            copy the source for that <img tag and paste in reply

            Now, select that image again, and use the Folder icon in the Property
            Inspector to find that image within the website and select it.

            Now, copy/paste the <img tag into the reply again.

            It's the differences between them that will give the answer.

            • 3. Re: downloading pictures
              aands1 Level 1
              I used dreamweaver to download the site to my computer. I am not very experienced with maintaining other people's web sites. i now have managed to delete the images from the owners site as well. the url to the page i was working with is http://www.terrancesimien.com/faq.html
              i distinctively did not upload any pages yet this page has now lost all it's images.
              • 4. Re: downloading pictures
                joey_a Level 1
                I am wondering the same thing as Alan did you Defined a SITE in DW? If so I would check the image sorce and see if the image is relative to Document or Site Root
                • 5. Re: downloading pictures
                  Level 7


                  > i now have managed to
                  > delete the images from the owners site as well.

                  .......

                  > i distinctively did not upload any pages yet this page has now lost all it's
                  > images.

                  action A gives result B.

                  First- Don't delete anything else, anywhere for now.
                  don't empty the local trash folder.

                  The reason the images didn't show in design view in dreamweaver is because
                  you defined the site to the wrong folder level.

                  httpdocs/ExportedHTML/images/spacer.gif

                  My instincts tell me that the site should be defined TO the httpdocs folder
                  level, not one folder up. And for the files to line up on the remote, to
                  enter httpdocs as the "Host Directory" in the remote info section.

                  Before doing anything else- check in this site definition that you have NOT
                  checkmarked "Upload Files on Saving"

                  • 6. Re: downloading pictures
                    aands1 Level 1
                    http://www.terrancesimien.com/httpdocs/index.shtml - web page

                    httpdocs/index.shtml - property inspector link to image

                    <img name="navigation_r2_c19" src="httpdocs/ExportedHTML/images/navigation_r2_c19_f2.jpg" width="34" height="13" border="0" alt=""> - from code

                    httpdocs/ExportedHTML/images/navigation_r2_c19_f2.jpg - folder icon

                    And there is another problem - i tried to deletel the broken image link and replace it with the real image. i can't insert the "real" image in the same place where i deleted the broken image link
                    • 7. Re: downloading pictures
                      aands1 Level 1
                      Yes I did define the site in Dreamweaver.
                      • 8. Re: downloading pictures
                        Level 7


                        > http://www.terrancesimien.com/httpdocs/index.shtml - web page

                        I'm going to hammer on the fact the site is defined wrong within
                        dreamweaver.
                        That page doesn't exist remotely.

                        When the site isn't defined correctly- dreamweaver has been given wrong
                        information on how to make paths. So things don't show up and links don't
                        work because dreamweaver has made bad paths based on bad info.


                        On the images being "gone", there are still images on the site that's there
                        now-

                        http://www.terrancesimien.com/


                        So please slow down and calm down, and work out getting this site correctly
                        "defined" in dreamweaver. And don't delete anything or move anything.

                        In fact- Go to this "local site folder" on your hard drive, and right-click
                        and duplicate it.

                        Unless done on purpose- people don't make sites using
                        http://example.com/httpdocs/index.html

                        the httpdocs folder is a common linux virtual hosting setup. On many hosting
                        setups, when you login with FTP, you are in an upper level PRIVATE
                        directory, and the site files need to go into a subfolder named something
                        like httpdocs, www, public_html and other similar meaning folder names.

                        That's what the "host directory" line of the remote server info is for in
                        dreamweaver.



                        • 9. Re: downloading pictures
                          aands1 Level 1
                          I do not have upload files on saving checked. I think you may be on to something when you said " My instincts tell me that the site should be defined TO the httpdocs folder level, not one folder up. And for the files to line up on the remote, to enter httpdocs as the "Host Directory" in the remote info section.
                          When I defined the site and downloaded the httpdocs folder i had two httpdocs folders, one inside the other. i deleted the inside httpdocs folder because i thought it was an error - maybe i clicked twice? maybe this means something
                          • 10. Re: downloading pictures
                            aands1 Level 1
                            it's one o'clock my time and i'm tired and i may start making errors because of that. i'll check this forum first thing in the morning. thank you very much for your help.
                            • 11. Re: downloading pictures
                              Level 7

                              > i deleted the inside httpdocs folder because

                              stop. Quit flailing around.

                              in the morning i'll find one of my old posts on how to Define a Site to the
                              proper folder level. It's simple and quick.

                              • 12. Re: downloading pictures
                                aands1 Level 1
                                I am sure you are correct. Right now I'm just sitting here not causing anymore damage. What you said about "the httpdocs folder is a common linux virtual hosting setup. On many hosting setups, when you login with FTP, you are in an upper level PRIVATE
                                directory, and the site files need to go into a subfolder named something like httpdocs, www, public_html and other similar meaning folder names." makes perfect sense. I hate that I've done all this. Thank you for all your help.
                                • 13. Re: downloading pictures
                                  Level 7
                                  on a guess-
                                  Assuming that most of the real remote pages are still okay, and that most of
                                  the pages you've downloaded to this Local Site are messed up- and that
                                  you're on a high-speed connection-- I'd start over with a fresh download of
                                  the remote files.

                                  open the dw Manage Sites dialog box.
                                  click New.
                                  Get OUT of the "wizard" by clicking the Advanced tab.

                                  In the Local Info section, define this NEW site to a new empty folder on
                                  your computer.

                                  In the Remote server section-
                                  Enter the ftp information, and click the Test button.
                                  If the test works- click done for now.
                                  Go to the Files Panel and expand it.
                                  Click Connect.
                                  Look in the remote side of the Files panel.
                                  Find the site's homepage file on the remote side.
                                  IF the site's "homepage" is showing in the top level remote side, all is
                                  done.
                                  IF the site's homepage is in a subfolder such as httpdocs, go back to the
                                  define sites dialog box, edit this site definition, and in the Remote Server
                                  info, put that exact folder name into the "host directory" line.

                                  go back to the Files Panel, expand it, and connect.
                                  Select all the remote files, and GET them.

                                  now you will have a fresh copy of the remote files.
                                  *First thing I'd do at this point is a sitewide Link Check

                                  The thing to get is that:
                                  The site's "homepage" should be in the top level of the site. Another way to
                                  say that- Find the site's homepage, and define the site to the folder that
                                  it is in.

                                  The local and remote should be mirror images when looking at the expanded
                                  Files Panel.

                                  If when connecting to the remote, you land in an upper level directory, the
                                  "host directory" line of the remote server info is used to adjust the remote
                                  folder level

                                  • 14. Re: downloading pictures
                                    aands1 Level 1
                                    thank you, i'm going to work on this.
                                    • 15. Re: downloading pictures
                                      Level 7
                                      Alan wrote:
                                      >
                                      >> http://www.terrancesimien.com/httpdocs/index.shtml - web page
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > I'm going to hammer on the fact the site is defined wrong within
                                      > dreamweaver.
                                      > That page doesn't exist remotely.
                                      >
                                      > When the site isn't defined correctly- dreamweaver has been given wrong
                                      > information on how to make paths. So things don't show up and links don't
                                      > work because dreamweaver has made bad paths based on bad info.
                                      >

                                      snip

                                      http://www.terrancesimien.com/index.shtml

                                      is the url

                                      a badly behaved site

                                      'resized my browser window YUK


                                      http://www.terrancesimien.com/randompics/pic3.jpg

                                      http://www.terrancesimien.com/randompics/ is one of the image folders

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