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Posted on 2004-10-11
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How can I save all my DW MX 2004 prefs when reformatting my computer?  I hate having to setup all the ftp info for 20 sites when I do my quarterly format and reinstall.  I tried saving all the files in documents and settings/user/application data/macromedia/dreamweaver/configuration
and then copying it back but that did nothing.  Any ideas?
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Question by:livegirllove
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Hi livegirllove

Are you looking to export the the sites that you've setup in Dreamweaver?
Don't know if this is what you looking for, but anyway....

If you go to VIEW >> SHOW PANEL (second option from the bottom) >> OPEN the PANEL >> Go to FILES tab >> you should see "manage sites" somewhere or open the drop down list, it right at the bottom. >> click on MANAGE SITES >> you will be able to select the sites and export the site settings into a dreamweaver .ste file.

You can then with your fresh setup >>go to "MANAGE SITES" >> import the .ste file >> then it will ask you the source files for the site >> click done >> then the site will be imported back to where it was....

Hope this help :)
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bitter_chicken earned 500 total points
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hey livegirllove - I've had exactly the same problem.

There is a particularly neat solution: try out this freeware application:
http://mm-exporter.joexx.de/index_en.php
It saves/restores preferences, site definitions, etc all automatically.

There is some background info here, plus details on how to do it manually:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/dreamweaver/ts/documents/backup_and_restore_settings.htm

bc :-)
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