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keep unused files of the hosting server.

Community Beginner ,
Jan 25, 2022 Jan 25, 2022

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After I build a site I have local content that is superfluous such as test pages and unused images. Is there a way to determine which files (pages, images, etc) are not linked to anything on the web site and don't need to be uploaded to the server?

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Community Expert ,
Jan 25, 2022 Jan 25, 2022

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Find unused assets with Dreamweaver's Link Checker.  See screenshot.

 

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More tools:

https://alt-web.com/TUTORIALS/?id=remove_unused_site_files

 

 

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

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Jan 25, 2022 Jan 25, 2022

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Thank you. I'll give the a try.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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to complete what @Nancy OShea said, once the search (Ctrl - F8) will be done, you will have to filter by the pop up menu to get the orphaned files... BUT... act with care because, all images, linked by database, or CSS, or any extrnal host that wont be a direct plain HTML link will be displayed...

so i.e I have a small web site, that display this result...

Birnou_0-1643192161003.png

so, belive me, or not, but I wont delete and removed the 1153 orphaned files 🙂

 

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Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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Dreamweaver only works on local site files.

 

I use other tools for tracking unused files on remote server.  The one I use crawls dynamically generated files and sends a report to my email.  It can optionally remove unused assets from server too, if I allow it.

 

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

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Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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well, the screen capture was from local file 🙂

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Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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The screenshot is from Dreamweaver.  Not the tool I use for unused assets on remote server.  Two different things.

 

 

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

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Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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Thanks again Nancy. Is the tool you referenced previously something commercially available?

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Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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Yes.  More tools:

https://alt-web.com/TUTORIALS/?id=remove_unused_site_files

 

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

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Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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thank you for the link. Looks like I'll find what I'm looking for there.

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Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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@Nancy OShea if you reead corretly my answer, I was referring to the main part of your comments largely illustrated by a DW screen grab... so as I said I was completing your feedback saying what I said... 🙂

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