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I travel often and have to take my work with me (at any one time .. a dozen or so Web site designs/updates/maint, etc)... switching between laptop and desktop a lot.
I've struggled with various attempts over the years but finally invested in a portable 500GB USB hard drive (less than $100 US). I find this is the easiest way to always have ALL my files with me because I can hot swap the HD.... not just the Web site itself but content/updates/correspondence folders etc. Sometime having just the site itself is not enough... there may be images I'm editing, text content from Client that was just submitted but not yet updated, correspondence and instructions, etc.
Best solution that I have found so far!
Ok..so you are using an External Hard Drive? One that plugs into your USB port?
And when you set up your website - you created it on the External Hard Drive ?
Are you able to use a different computer (say a second one with DreamWeaver installed) and update the Template and all the Children WebPages?
Man - I really think Adobe dropped the ball on this one. I don't understand why there isn't just a simple text list of all the children webpages created by a Parent Template.... why would they need to put that information in the Registry (?!?!?!) That just seems insane.
It is an external HD, yes, but a "portable" HD... I have also tried just the external HD but found it very bulky and I always had to lug around the power supply and cords for the HD. Google "portable hard drive passport 500gb"... for example... that's what I use.
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I had originally set up my client files on my desktop... those files not only included the Web site files, but ALL related communication, content, development files (images, videos, Flash). Nothing worse than being away from home and realizing I'd forgotten to take the photo/text/video development files with me. So I just copy/pasted the ENTIRE client file on the the portable drive... which included any DW site files. Now you may have to adjust some drive names (D:, L:, J: or whatever.) but you can hot swap back and forth and always carry the current version with you to whichever computer you are on
A "portable" HD rather than just an "external"...which may need it's own power supply, means that you can hot swap the HD, just like a thumb drive.... only a heck af a lot BIGGER!
....But during testing and set up... always keep a complete backup of ALL files until you get your particular set up working.