Rename a Project - see files with both new and old project name

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Hi,

Can somebody please tell me what are the best practices to follow for renaming a project?
I am using RoboHelp Classic 2019. What I have done is:
1. rename the Robhelp project file using File>Rename
2. Went to Project>Project Settings and changed the Project Title
3. Went to Output>WebHelp and changed the name in Title Bar 
4. Manually renamed the project folder from File Explorer - the usual right-clicking against the file and selecting rename and edit.
What I see in the project folder are 2 versions of the .glo, .hhc, and .hhk files (both old and new names appear). Is this something to worry about?
Will the developers face any problem while integrating if the Help Files' name does not match with the existing Help files available with the application? What I mean to say is we get to see the name of the Help in the address bar -XYZ Help (old name) . If there is a mismatch , eg,  ABC Help (new name), will there be any kind of integration problem for the developers.
We simply share the Webhelp output without even changing the name of the WebHelp , we simply add a date at the end.

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Rename a Project - see files with both new and old project name

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Hi,

Can somebody please tell me what are the best practices to follow for renaming a project?
I am using RoboHelp Classic 2019. What I have done is:
1. rename the Robhelp project file using File>Rename
2. Went to Project>Project Settings and changed the Project Title
3. Went to Output>WebHelp and changed the name in Title Bar 
4. Manually renamed the project folder from File Explorer - the usual right-clicking against the file and selecting rename and edit.
What I see in the project folder are 2 versions of the .glo, .hhc, and .hhk files (both old and new names appear). Is this something to worry about?
Will the developers face any problem while integrating if the Help Files' name does not match with the existing Help files available with the application? What I mean to say is we get to see the name of the Help in the address bar -XYZ Help (old name) . If there is a mismatch , eg,  ABC Help (new name), will there be any kind of integration problem for the developers.
We simply share the Webhelp output without even changing the name of the WebHelp , we simply add a date at the end.

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If you're preserving the orginal project, then I think your order is messed up. I would start with copying the entire project folder outside of RH, then opening the copy within RH, and renaming it there.

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i have done steps 1-3 within RoboHelp. It's just the project folder which doesnt get renamed from within the software. This renaming i have done manually. My robohelp project is saved in the default Documents folder.So, i went in there and renamed the folder.
I have created a test Webhelp and testing it to see if it loads fine like the old help. the only change i have made is using a different name for my RoboHelp project file (.xpj) name thinking that it will not have any adverse impact during integration. However, developers are not able to deploy this test help properly. i get to see a merged help - both old and new. The only thing we could make out was the difference in name of the Help when one sees in the address bar. Old name is XYZ Help and new name is ABC Help.
I am not sure if I am doing the correct thing because i see 2 versions of .glo, .hhc and .hhk files (pre-renaming and post-renaming) in project folder. When should one rename robohelp project file (.xpj) or rename project title or Title bar?

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In Classic versions when you rename the project some of RoboHelp's files are renamed and some are duplicated. The folder to which you generate does not get renamed unless you choose to rename it or specify a different folder. The contents of the output should not change in any way.

 

You have said "This renaming i have done manually. My robohelp project is saved in the default Documents folder.So, i went in there and renamed the folder." This is where things may have gone wrong.

 

Look in your output settings and see where your project thinks it is generating. I suspect it may not be where you think. Set it to generate to a new folder and see if that output works for the developers.

 

 

 

Please use the blue Reply button at the top to help me help you. The black Reply link nests replies and they sort out of order.

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Thanks Jeff and Peter for your responses. Replying to Peter:
I took up the renaming approach (.xpj, title bar and project title) because the WebHelp wasnt loading properly. The version which i shared with the team was generated with the initial project settings when you open a new blank project.

The WebHelp is not integrating properly. This is making me think that even though I am rebuilding a new Help file that would replace the old help, the file name etc should be AS IS you see in the old help. 
When i said i manually renamed, I meant the project folder: XYZ Help\SSL\WebHelp (bold word is the renamed project folder, following the old help file name)
ABC Help>SSL>WebHelp (bold word is new name for project folder, which i set when recreating the Help afresh)
The output setting shows the renamed project folder:XYZ Help\SSL\WebHelp\startpage.htm. It was reflecting automatically when i opened it again after renaming.
Is what i am doing wrong? will the renaming and reverting to what was followed in the old help file going to help the developers?
The developers simply take the Webhelp. I do not need to change the default name except for adding a date at the end. Eg, WebHelp_01-Jan-19
I have never renamed a robohelp project in any manner so I am not sure what I am supposed to fix.

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So it sounds a lot like the renaming is a red herring - what exactly is the problem you are trying to solve? Was it working before & now it doesn't?

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