CS6 Importing site to new computer - CSS and settings

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Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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Hi there, I forgot I had to IMPORT my dreamweaver sites, not just transfer files.

 

SETTINGS - I went back to my old computer and Exported to create the .ste file, but where should this be saved in order for the settings to be brought in? I put it in the root folder, but it made no difference.

(Also, when exporting, I no longer get the Exporting Dialog box, just straight to selecting where to save the .ste file. So I hope my original selection was the correct one.)

 

CSS - Critically, my site pages now appear with no formatting, even though the style sheets have been copied over with the rest of it. 

 

Can anyone help please? Thank you so much.

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Participant , Feb 12, 2022 Feb 12, 2022

Thanks Ben, that is what I did (that pic is from before I did that). I did Styles and Templates and nothing has improved.

HOWEVER! I just re-copied my files over from my original computer and it's all come in well.

I really should have done this first, I am sorry for taking everyne's time, I really do appreciate it.

Thank you for your kind help.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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once exported (you export the STE where ever you want, or can... 🙂 )... then you copy that file to the network or to an external storage ,

Now you connect the new computer to the network, or you plug the external storage, and from DW you import the STE, from the same dialog that you export it just previously.

 

concerning your CSS...

  • does the site is declared in DW,
  • are the files all loaded and arbored the same way as it use to be
  • what is the path declared for the CSS link ?

 

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Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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Thank you very much, Birnou.

OK so I was expecting the .ste to bring in my server info but in that I believe I am mistaken.

Re the CSS, Yes, the Styles file (if this is it?) is positioned exactly the same as it used to be. I attach a pic of the files, I don't see anything named CSS. But this was all that was on my prior PC (laptop). What do you think?

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Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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could you copy paste here on this forum the HTML code where the CSS is linked

1 - open the HTML file (the one that doesn't display as you expect

2 - it must look as

<head>
   ...
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="the_name_of_the_file.css">
  ...

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Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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html class=""><!-- InstanceBegin template="/Templates/pagetemplate.dwt" codeOutsideHTMLIsLocked="false" -->
<!--<![endif]--><head>
<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="head" -->
<!-- InstanceEndEditable -->
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<meta name="keywords" content="Design, draw, drawing, cad, jewellery, freelance, jewelry, object, designer, jeweller, sydney, Helen Pusenjak, gemstone, ring, rings, rendering, animation">
<meta name="description" content="CAD design for Jewellery and Objects, 3D drawing for manufacture, photorealistic rendering and animation; custom design">

<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="EditRegion4" --><meta name="description=" content="Experienced freelance CAD jewellery designer, quality models, insightful drawing, consultative process, priority is the perfect result"><!-- InstanceEndEditable -->

<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="doctitle" -->
<TITLE>DesignDrawCAD | Custom CAD drawing services for jewellers, artists and designers| CAD design and rendering </TITLE>
<!-- InstanceEndEditable -->

<link href="Styles/fluid.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<link href="Styles/DDCfluid.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<link href="Styles/boilerplate.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<style type="text/css">
body,td,th {
font-size: 14px;
color: #999;
}
</style>

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depending on your environnement, you should respect the case of caracter... so in your filepanel, the folder name styles use lower case...

but

in your script, the pathname use Styles using the first letter in upper case

just give it a try , and replace, befor going further

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Thank you Birnou,

I really don't want to alter anything (that part is in a template), particularly as it was working so perfectly before I changed computers. I directly copied the files to the new computer.

It's happening with both of my websites. I 'Imported' the .ste files for each and they can connect to the server. I'm wondering if I should have somehow 'Imported'  the other files in some way.

 

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you can change your folder name... you don't need to change anything in the template

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Feb 12, 2022 Feb 12, 2022

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No, that didn't help.

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Feb 12, 2022 Feb 12, 2022

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What @B i r n o u is saying, this is what is in your code view:

BenPleysier_0-1644727689727.png

and this is what is in your folder structure:

BenPleysier_2-1644727815998.png

What you should do is change the folder name to show an upper case first letter 'S'.

 

And while you are at it, do the same for Templates

BenPleysier_3-1644727954398.png

 

Edit: What is @B i r n o u doing up at 5 am

 

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Thanks Ben, that is what I did (that pic is from before I did that). I did Styles and Templates and nothing has improved.

HOWEVER! I just re-copied my files over from my original computer and it's all come in well.

I really should have done this first, I am sorry for taking everyne's time, I really do appreciate it.

Thank you for your kind help.

 

 

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Feb 13, 2022 Feb 13, 2022

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@HelenLouise  and how was written Styles, Templates, Library folder... using upper or lower case ?

They should be upper case, as in your code

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Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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lower case actually, Birnou. I did this a long time ago. I am going to leave it as it is unless you strongly recommend to change. Thank you.

 

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Today, most of the server out there are case sensitive... so in that sense, if your document require for a folder called Styles, the server wont see the folder called styles, and will return a 404 to the browser request... (404 just for the requested folder, not for the entire page) but anyway, it will cause a bad display beacsue of the missing CSS.

 

So now, it's up to you, as Joe will say... you can leave your lower case on...but , as Pink will said, if one of these days, the display wont work, you will know what do... just rename your folder Styles instead of styles, and put it back that way online.

 

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Hi Birnou, thank you for your persistance, I will certainly do this - as soon as I sort out how to upload my video (separate post :))

Good advice.

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just to be sure, don't touch your code, just rename the folders in the tree

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Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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I usually export STE files to a USB Flash Stick and move it to my other device.

 

Then I open Site > Manage Sites panel and hit the Import Site button to bring the STE file in from Flash Stick.

image.png

 

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Thank you Nancy,

That part of the process I have done. It is just that all the formatting for both my websites has dropped off.

I'm wondering if there is some import process I have overlooked so that, I'm guessing, the formatting would be included. I set these sites up years ago and modify them rarely.

One thing I notice is that just about all the files viewed in DW have a padlock in front of them, pleases see attachment.

One solution might be to download both the sites in full from the server, but I'd love to hear your opinion first.

 

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Feb 13, 2022 Feb 13, 2022

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@HelenLouise,

A padlock beside file = locked, read-only.  That sometimes happens when you move files from one device to another.

 

Simply change file attributes from your computer's file manager i.e. Windows Explorer or Mac Finder.

 

On Windows, right click on file and select Properties.  Remove check mark from Read-only box.  See screenshot.

image.png

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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Oh thank you, Nancy, I didn't realize it sometimes happened when you moved. I had wondered if it had something to do with my formatting.

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Hi there, admittedly I didn't realise I had to do this until I saw my page in Dreamweaver with no colours/formatting.

So I went back to my old computer and Exported to create the .ste file, but where should this be saved? I brought it over via USB and I saved it within the site's root folder, but it made no difference when I imported it.

Also, when exporting, I no longer get the Exporting Dialog box, just straight to selecting where to save the .ste file. So I hope my original selection was the correct one.

Can anyone help please?

Thank you

 

[Moderator branched & moved post from 2018 topic to this new one.]

 

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Exporting the .ste does not bring actual files (html, css, js, etc) over with it. It's only the settings used in Site > Manage Sites.

To bring your site's files over, you need to copy the actual local root folder at the OS level, bring it to the new computer, then import the .STE and verify the site uses the new copy of your site folder as its root directory.

The .ste also should not be part of the site itself. It's only the settings used by DW and isn't supposed to be inside the site as its own file.

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Thank you Jon,

I have put further details in reply to Nancy above.

When you said to copy the files at OS level, I just copied them from my File Explorer and pasted them in my new File Explorer.

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