Dreamweaver root folder problem
by tina Nail on Jun 9, 2012 at 2:56:09 pm
Please please help. I created a new web site in dreamweaver but my web person said I needed to create a folder for uploads....under that root folder which was called /public_html/new. This was so that when the site was ready to be put up he could swap out the files in the new for the files that were up for the old web site. The site is finished and he has uploaded the files but now when I want to make changes the folder /public_html/new is now empty as the files are in /public.html. I have tried to rename it but it gives the option but will not do it? How do I access my web site to correct errors etc. My web persn does not work in dreamweaver so he cannot help?? HELP!! ??
Re: Dreamweaver root folder problem by Norman Greenwood on Aug 11, 2012 at 3:58:17 pm
I am not sure I understand fully, but I'll give it a shot.
As I try to suggest to most, use a FTP program for moving files instead of DW. DW seems to cause issues now-and-then when trying to upload or retrieve files. This is usually user-related, but can easily be avoided.
I use FireFTP, which is a free Firefox extension, and you can connect to your website root folder, and public_html folder with this (or any other FTP program).
When you connect, you can then go into the folder that holds all your files and choose to download them all to wherever you like on your computer.
Honestly, you can just download your old site, and then upload your new site in its place (DO NOT USE DW FOR THIS). This way you have a backup of your old site - place it somewhere safe(in case something goes wrong with the new one). It sounds like your web guy wants to still have a bit of control over your site. If you're new to all this, I suggest just sending him all the files and have him upload it.