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Dreamweaver - how to never upload certain folders



3:47 pm on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Simple questions regarding Dreamweaver MX 2004:

I have a few folders that I don't want to upload when I update my site.

Is there a way to flag certain folders in my site (on my machine only) that never upload on the server when I click on Put (files) arrow or do a Site / Synchronise?

Thank you


9:09 am on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Yes. In the Files window, right-click on the folder and choose Cloaking -> Cloak.


2:28 pm on Nov 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

This is one of those important gems that many users do not know about. It's a big time saver and helps keep you from forgeting to upload certain files or folders. Should be a WebmasterWorld library item.

[edited by: Jon_King at 2:29 pm (utc) on Nov. 3, 2006]


9:23 am on Nov 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Just a quick PS...
You can't cloak individual files by right-clicking them, but you can cloak files with a certain type of filename - I do that to my htaccess and htpasswd files

Cloaked files won't be uploaded if you synchronise the folder containing them, but they *will* be uploaded if you select the file itself and synchronise it.


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