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Dreaweaver showing backup files I cannot delete

New Here ,
May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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I have unistalled all Adobe Products and plists and everything on my Mac.  I still get all these backup files hogging up my manage Files Library. Please help.

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Community Expert , May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

You need to define a site in DW to work within the program effectively. Rright now, you're showing the contents of your entire Computer.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/how-to/define-a-dreamweaver-site.html

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May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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Are the files set as `read-only`?

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New Here ,
May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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Thqnk you for your response. I have no idea where these files are. I thought thwy were in my Time Machine files. Its a mystery. Dreamweaver works fine I just cannot get rid of all thes efiles.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Here ,
May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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Ahh I found them on my Time Machine. Strange, Dreamweaver never hogged up everything by showing all these files before. Do you knwo how I can clean up this window and only show relevant files?

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Community Expert ,
May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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I do not know the workings of the Mac OS, sorry.

 

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May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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You need to define a site in DW to work within the program effectively. Rright now, you're showing the contents of your entire Computer.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/how-to/define-a-dreamweaver-site.html

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May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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Thank you so much! Yes this worked perfectly.

 

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Community Expert ,
May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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Go to Site > New Site and define your local site folder.  Example, [volume]\MySiteFolder\  where [volume] is your primary hard drive.

 

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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Thank you so much as mentioned it worked with the above purse when I created a site or at least to find one how do I close this conversation?

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May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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You do not close a conversatiom that you did not originate.

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Explorer ,
Oct 09, 2023 Oct 09, 2023

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The answer marked as the solution actually does not solve this problem. My Dreamweaver shows all drives, including the time machine backups, even with sites being defined. It is very annoying. There should be a way of excluding drives from the files location in Dreamweaver.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 09, 2023 Oct 09, 2023

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This isn't a Dreamweaver issue, it's a Mac/Time Machine issue.

https://cleanmymac.com/blog/delete-time-machine-backups

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Explorer ,
Oct 09, 2023 Oct 09, 2023

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Thanks for trying, but you are wrong, for following reasons:

 

- This has not always been a problem, but appeared at certain point, and never went away. It is dreamweaver. Other apps do not show backups, but volumes/drives only. Dreamveawer even shows volumes like Preboot, VM, and Updates which are otherwise no-show, even in Mac's Drive utility.

- Backups are there for the purpose of backup, not to be deleted. It is a non-sense.

- Apple recommends "never delete TM files manually as it will mess up the TM backups and files will get stuck in your trash."

 

The link you provided is about if one struggles with space or whatever.

 

Thanks

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Community Expert ,
Oct 10, 2023 Oct 10, 2023

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Let me put this another way. 

  1. Apart form a few security patches & compatibility updates described below, Dreamweaver has had no new features added since it moved to minimal maintenance status in late 2020 (ver 21).
    https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/using/whats-new/2022-1.html
  2. The problems you describe (see link below) are unique to Macs with AFPS file management.  Windows users have no problem. 
    https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-other-volumes-in-container

 

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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