PLEASE HELP! "do you wish to overwrite your local copy of"

New Here ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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I am begging everyone, anyone, to help me figure out what I am doing incorrectly with the Adobe Dreamweaver settings. I cannot understand how to stop this annoying popup that says "do you wish to overwrite your local copy of [file]". I am using dreamweaver for very simple php/html file editing on a remote ftp server. I make edits daily but almost every time I open a file to edit it, I must first click through that annoying message box! It is so absurd and I am hoping someone will enlighten me to what in the world I am doing wrong here! Some facts:

- I am the only one ever editing files. no check in/out used or needed

- I have the site setup as an ftp "remove server" and that is the file view I am using when I double-click a file to edit it and get this annoying popup.

- I have tried setting up a "testing server" with the same credentials just to see if that would change it. but it did not change anything

- I have NO NEED for local file editing and prefer to simply open a file from the remote server, edit it, save it, and it uploads to the Remote FTP server. I have the "upload on save option" selected and it works as it should.

 

I cannot understand why I get that ridiculous message box prompt 50% of the time when I go to edit a remote file.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 15, 2022 Jun 15, 2022

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for editing files using DW you need to set up a local site and edit files from there, then you push them back to remote. No need for testing if you don't want to test and directly test online depending on the type of project/development you are tackling, or modification you brings (but a testing is recommanded as you use PHP and if you modify core stuffs).

 

if you really want to edit files directly online, use filezilla for FTP and use the editor you like just to modify files

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 15, 2022 Jun 15, 2022

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DW is asking if you want to replace your local file copy with one from your remote server.    You can't edit files on the remote server.  You must download them first to your local computer hard drive. 

 

A better workflow is to edit local files from your local site folder. C:\yourSite\

 

Test them locally with a testing server installed on your local network  -- Wamp, Xampp or Mamp. When everything works as expected,  Save & Upload files to your remote server with Ctrl + Shift + U.

 

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

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Jun 15, 2022 Jun 15, 2022

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yep that's what @L e n a was proposing, you're right

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Jun 15, 2022 Jun 15, 2022

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Thanks for the suggestions. Can you please clarify a few things that I still am confused about....

1. When you say to setup a local site and edit files from there, what exactly does that mean as far as setting up this inside of dreamweaver? For example, when I create a new "Site" in Dreamweaver, do I still setup the Remote server with typical FTP settings?

2. For me to edit files locally and push to the remote server, do I switch the dreamweaver "view" to be "Local view" instead of "Remote Server" as I was previously doing?

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Jun 15, 2022 Jun 15, 2022

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quotedo I switch the dreamweaver "view" to be "Local view" instead of "Remote Server" as I was previously doing?

By @Wizardly

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Yes.

 

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

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Thanks for the suggestions. Can you please clarify a few things that I still am confused about....

1. When you say to setup a local site and edit files from there, what exactly does that mean as far as setting up this inside of dreamweaver? For example, when I create a new "Site" in Dreamweaver, do I still setup the Remote server with typical FTP settings?

2. For me to edit files locally and push to the remote server, do I switch the dreamweaver "view" to be "Local view" instead of "Remote Server" as I was previously doing?

By @Wizardly

 

Probably that flying over those two links could help you to figure out the DW flow :

 

Now as I told you previously, if you just need to edit some files online, and that doesn't need an IDE.. you can simply edit a file directly using FileZilla,

and if you need you cange the text editor to be used

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