How can reduce the size of my project file?

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How can reduce the size of my project file?

Post by Pablo » Fri May 11, 2012 7:59 am

WYSIWYG Web Builder uses compound file storage ( ... s.85).aspx).
Unfortunately this may cause overhead in the project file after some time, especially noticeable for larger projects.
The following instructions may help you compress the project file. In some causes this can reduce the file size to 50% of the original size!

1) Before you start make sure the Asset Manager is disabled! This prevents the software from trying to fix the project folder because you have changed the project name.
You can disable the Asset Manager in Menu->Tools->Options->Files & Folders->Let WYSIWYG Web Builder manage image and other folders (uncheck!).
Remember to enable it again after you are done...

2) Use Windows Explorer to go to your projects folder. Usually this is My Documents\WYSIWYG Web Builder\
Let's assume your project is called 'myproject.wbs'
Rename the project to myproject_backup.wbs

3) Open the project 'myproject_backup.wbs' in WYSIWYG Web Builder and use 'Menu->File->Save Web Site As'. Save the file with the original file name 'myproject.wbs'.
The project file is now compressed.

4) Now you can enable the Asset Manager again.