Defining a local folder

Defining a local folder

You can define a Dreamweaver local folder for each new web application you create. The local folder is the folder you use to store working copies of site files on your hard disk. Defining a local folder also gives you the ability to manage your files and to transfer files to and from your web server at the click of a button.

To define a Dreamweaver local folder:

  1. Create a folder on your local disk to store working copies of your files.

    You may want to create subfolders to store image files and other assets.

  2. In Dreamweaver, select Site > Manage Sites, click the New button on the Manage Sites dialog box, and select Site from the context menu.

    The Site Definition dialog box appears.

  3. If the wizard is showing, click Advanced; then select Local Info from the Category list (it should be the default).
  4. In the Site Name text box, enter a descriptive name for your Dreamweaver site.
  5. In the Local Root Folder text box, specify the folder you created in Step 1.

    You can enter a path, or click the folder icon to browse to and select the folder.

  6. If you want, complete the other options in the Local Info category (they are not required to make the site work).

    For more information on these options, see Setting Local Info category options.

Leave the Site Definition dialog box open. You must specify a remote folder next. See Defining a remote folder.

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