When you start Dreamweaver CS5, you receive the following message:

"The local root folder, Site_Root_Folder, does not exist. Please select a new local root folder by clicking the Manage Sites button."


Locate and select the original local site root folder, or select a new local root folder.

  1. Click the Manage Sites button in the dialog box. (If you have already closed this dialog, then choose Site > Manage Sites.)
  2. Select your site in the list, and then click Edit.
  3. Click the Browse For Folder icon to the right of the Local Site Folder setting.
  4. Browse to the location of the original local site root folder, or browse to a new local root folder, and then click Choose or Select.
  5. Click Save in the Site Setup dialog.
  6. If you have additional sites, then repeat Steps 2 through 5 for each one that needs its local root folder path fixed.
  7. Click Done in the Manage Sites dialog.

Additional information

This error occurs when Dreamweaver can't locate your site root folder. There are several possible reasons this error can happen. For example, you moved the local root folder to a different location on your hard disk, or renamed the folder or one of its parent folders. On Mac OS, this error can also occur if you renamed your hard disk, or if you toggled FileVault on or off.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License  Twitter™ and Facebook posts are not covered under the terms of Creative Commons.

Legal Notices   |   Online Privacy Policy