Managing Your Files

Managing Your Files

Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 helps you organize and manage your files.

Dreamweaver includes a number of features for managing files and transferring files to and from a remote server. When you transfer files between local and remote sites, Dreamweaver maintains parallel file and folder structures between the sites. When transferring files between sites, Dreamweaver automatically creates necessary folders when they do not yet exist in a site. You can also synchronize the files between your local and remote sites; Dreamweaver copies files in both directions as necessary and removes unwanted files when appropriate.

Dreamweaver contains features to make collaborative work on a website easier. You can check files in and out of a remote server so that other members of a web team can see who is working on a file. You can add Design Notes to your files to share information with team members about a file’s status, priority, and so on. You can also use the Workflow Reports feature to run reports on your site to display information on the check-in/check-out status, and to search for Design Notes attached to files.

This chapter contains the following sections:

About site management

Accessing sites, a server, and local drives

Viewing files and folders

Comparing files for differences

Rolling back files (Contribute users)

Managing files and folders in the Files panel

Working with a visual map of your site

Importing and exporting sites

Removing a Dreamweaver site from your list of sites

Checking in and checking out files

Getting and putting files to and from your server

Synchronizing the files on your local and remote sites

Identifying and deleting unused files

Cloaking folders and files in your site

Storing file information in Design Notes

Testing your site

Getting Started with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver Basics
Working with Dreamweaver Sites
Managing Your Files
Laying Out Pages
Adding Content to Pages
Working with Page Code
Preparing to Build Dynamic Sites
Making Pages Dynamic
Developing Applications Rapidly