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Try Shift+click to select them all then Export.
Even though it seems that only one exports, you should find that they all do in a single batch operation.
Same procedure in reverse should work for importing them.
Hmm that sounds great but it must be something to do with MX 2004 or mac version of that that doesn't let me shift+click (or command+click or a bunch of other variations). I even found an adobe document that recommended shift+clicking (from 2011). Any other ways? Finding a preference file?
Try users/<user>/Library/Preferences/Dreamweaver MX 2004 Prefs
That doesn't seem to work. I only see one dreamweaver preference file and it's called: com.macromedia.Dreamweaver.plist
But it only has a little information on it (and it's sort of encrytped or the file is cut off in text edit). I get the impression that it's impossible to import sites without using the export feature in the older version of dreamweaver. And my version doesn't seem to be able to highlighlt multiple sites. Is there a support desk I should email to make sure this is correct?
The Support Desk is generally these forums :-)
Looks like batch export was introduced after MX 2004.
Do you have many site definitions to transfer from MX 2004 in CS5.5?
There was a DW extension for the earlier versions that allowed for this. Can't recall what the name was - just looking over in the DW extension area.
Hmm I'm not seeing it in a search of:
googling: dreamweaver extensions export sites 2004
Just for the posterity I find this:
"The Mac version of Dreamweaver stores site definitions in a text file, which is located at /Users/ username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/ number/Sites/Site Prefs, where username is your Mac username and number is the Dreamweaver version (CS4 is 10, and CS5 is 11). Although you can copy this file to a new machine, it's recommended to back up your site definitions in the same way as for Windows."
I figure I might as well post the resolution here. I ended up exporting, then importing, all the sites manually. It didn't take very long (export > hit return twice; import by just clicking the file).
Thanks for the help.