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I just got Dreamweaver put onto a machine that is different from the one I originally created my website on, I've got the FTP working on the new machine and I can see the files on the server, however I cannot sync the website to my hard drive, which also means I cannot get any new files onto the website.

I've found about 20-30 links on Google that say to go to Site-> Synchronize Sitewide..., but that is grayed out. And the only references I found to why that could be grayed out is if I don't have a website loaded up yet.

Please help!

So tired of Adobe's terrible products, Photoshop is the only one that I don't have profusely. Flash, Dreamweaver, and Acrobat can all go die in a fire.
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sounds like the local setting database was stored in the registry of your old machine. If you have the FTP info, just login and download it manually on your drive. Also why are you using dreamweaver to publish your sites? Dreamweaver should only be used as an alternative to notepade2.
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sounds like the local setting database was stored in the registry of your old machine. If you have the FTP info, just login and download it manually on your drive. Also why are you using dreamweaver to publish your sites? Dreamweaver should only be used as an alternative to notepade2.

The problem is I can't seem to download anything from the site to my machine, or at least I don't know how.

And I only use Dreamweaver because I got it for free, and I don't know squat about website creation.
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Since you can't seem to download/upload/sync with Dreamweaver, try using FileZilla FTP client to connect to your site. Then download everything into a folder on your computer. You should then be able to open up the site locally with Dreamweaver. When you want to publish, go back to FileZilla and upload/overwrite existing files.

(Also, always make backups)
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Since you can't seem to download/upload/sync with Dreamweaver, try using FileZilla FTP client to connect to your site. Then download everything into a folder on your computer. You should then be able to open up the site locally with Dreamweaver. When you want to publish, go back to FileZilla and upload/overwrite existing files.

(Also, always make backups)

Yep, this is the way to go.

Dreamweaver is really only useful for managing multiple sites and for the color coded code view +shortcuts. I don't use any of the built in tools, they should be fine though for WYSIWYG site building.
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Try and get into coding, it's really fun and challenging smile.gif
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Since you can't seem to download/upload/sync with Dreamweaver, try using FileZilla FTP client to connect to your site. Then download everything into a folder on your computer. You should then be able to open up the site locally with Dreamweaver. When you want to publish, go back to FileZilla and upload/overwrite existing files.
(Also, always make backups)

Thanks I'll give this a try. And I do have a backup, on my older machine, I'm just trying to get everything up and running normal on my newer machine so I can work on the site from there.
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Try and get into coding, it's really fun and challenging smile.gif

I code all day, just video games instead of websites. And I agree, it's both fun and challenging. smile.gif
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