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 files 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