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How to copy a project from one computer to another?

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:51 am
by Pablo
Here are a few tips when copying files from one computer to another:
1. Copy all files, including the images they are referring to.
Normally the website files are are stored at this location:
My Documents\WYSIWYG Web Builder

2. It's a good idea to enable the Let WYSIWYG Web Builder manage images and other files used by a project option in Tools|Options|Folders, so you automatically have a copy of all your images and other assets in your My Documents\WYSIWYG Web Builder\ProjectName folder. Where 'ProjectName' is the name of your project.

If you do not enable this option you will have to manually locate and copy the files used by your project!


If you've selected this option all you need to do, is copy the complete
My Documents\WYSIWYG Web Builder folder to CD and it should load ok on another computer.

3. Another way to transfer a page is to save as template. A template is an archive of the page including all images and other objects. Then open the template on the other computer.

4. If your project uses special fonts that are not part of the standard Windows installation, you must also copy these to the other computer!
If a font is not available on the computer then it cannot be displayed...

Important note about extensions
If you are using extensions in your project, you should also copy the images used by these extensions from their original locations. Images used by older extensions are not saved in /images folder.

New in version 5.5 and higher
If the images (and other assets) are in a different location on the other computer then you can also use the Asset Manager (Menu->Tools->Asset Manager) to quickly update the path.

Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:42 am
by Pablo
In WYSIWYG Web Builder 7 and later all user specific files (extensions, publish settings, templates etc) will also be saved in My Documents folder (My Documents\WYSIWYG Web Builder).
This make it much easier to copy all your Web Builder related files to another computer.
All you will have to do is copy the entire 'My Documents\WYSIWYG Web Builder' folder to the new computer.

Related FAQ topic:

Re: How to copy a project from one computer to another?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:14 pm
by Pablo
For advanced users:
It is also possible to transfer your workplace settings. These settings are stored in the Windows registry (regedit.exe)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Pablo Software Solutions\WYSIWYG Web Builder 15

regedit allows you to export and import the settings.