Author: Rachel Maxim
I have run into a very perplexing problem today with Dreamweaver 8.0.1,
I can't find a thing about it on MM's site, and I'm wondering if anyone
else has experienced this and might know what causes it.
This has to do with Dreamweaver "losing" the latest version of my files
or reverting them back to an old version after an error.
I am using Dreamweaver check in/check out, there is 1 other developer
working on the same project. We are developing on a separate Win2K3 dev
server and keeping local copies. We are connecting to the server via
local file system.
A couple hours ago I checked out a file, made some changes, and when I
attempted to upload it, I received a Dreamweaver error in the
"Background file activity" window that said
"File activity incomplete. 1 file(s) or folder(s) were not completed."
There were no additional details shown. I could not check in the file. I
restarted Dreamweaver which did not fix the problem. I rebooted which
did not fix the problem. I went into the server and manually deleted the
file on the server, and was then able to upload the file. However when I
went back to work on other files I had been working on all morning, I
discovered that all my local files and all the files on the server had
reverted back to what I started with first thing this morning. For what
it's worth, I hadn't been running much of the code on the server, I was
writing a bunch of interdependent cfc's that needed to be complete
before they could run, so I was doing a lot of local writing and not a
lot of server testing, meaning I can't remember what the latest version
on the server actually was.
I did receive this DW error when I opened the files after restarting:
"The document (my doc) has changed since the last time you opened it in
Dreamweaver. The starting and ending points of collapsed code may have
shifted, and you may not be able to see the changes. Do you want to
expand all collapsed code so that you can reset collapsible fragments?"
(I did have chunks of collapsed code).
Then when I opened the file it was old.
There were still check-in "lock/lck" files on the server showing the
timestamp from the latest version, but the files themselves were old and
timestamped from yesterday.
Both the other developer and I had edited the troublesome file (happened
to be Application.cfm) during the time this occurred, but files that I
lost had not been touched by the other developer.
Luckily my system admin was able to recover my work from a backup about
a half hour before the data loss occured. I started working again and am
now again encountering the same problem, once again I cannot upload this
file. I just tried opening one of my other files and I'm getting the
same "the document has changed" error.
Has anyone ever seen anything like this? I've had issues in the past
with Dreamweaver not putting the latest version of my files due to
incorrect timestamps, but I applied the 8.0.1 updater and haven't had
the issue since. Not sure if this is related or not.
Anyone who can shed some light on this will be my hero :)
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