Learn how to synchronize files on your local and remote sites in Dreamweaver.
After you’ve created files in your local and remote sites, you can synchronize the files between the two sites.
If your remote site is an FTP server (rather than a networked server), then synchronizing your files uses FTP.
Before you synchronize your sites, you can verify which files you want to put, get, delete, or ignore. Dreamweaver also confirms which files have been updated after you complete the synchronization.
Click the Options menu in the upper-right corner, and then select Edit > Select Newer Local or Edit > Select Newer Remote.
You must have the Maintain Synchronization Information option selected in the Remote category of the Site Definition dialog box for this feature to be available.
You can also click the Synchronize button at the top of the Files panel to synchronize files.
To synchronize the entire site, select Entire Site Name Site.
To synchronize selected files only, select Selected Local Files Only (or Selected Remote Files Only if the Remote view of the Files panel was where you made the most recent selection).
Put Newer Files To Remote
Uploads all the local files that don’t exist on the remote server or have changed since the last upload.
Get Newer Files From Remote
Downloads all the remote files that don’t exist locally or have changed since the last download.
Get And Put Newer Files
Places the most recent versions of all the files on both the local and the remote sites.
If you select Put Newer Files to Remote and you select the Delete option, then any files in your remote site for which there are no corresponding local files are deleted. If you select Get Newer Files from Remote, then any files in your local site for which there are no corresponding remote files are deleted.
Before you can synchronize the files, you must preview the actions Dreamweaver performs to accomplish this task.
If the newest version of each chosen file is already in both locations and nothing needs to be deleted, an alert appears informing you that no synchronization is necessary. Otherwise, the Synchronize dialog box appears to let you change the actions (put, get, delete, and ignore) for those files before executing the synchronization.
The Compare action works only if you installed and specified a file comparison tool in Dreamweaver. If the action icon is grayed out, the action cannot be performed.
Mark Selected Files As Already Synched
This option lets you specify that the selected file or files are already synchronized.