Restoring projects

11/12/2005 08:17 am

I`ve got a problem!

I had to download a huge number of sites (about 4000), but last time when I launched my OE all my projects and sites were gone! All file locations points to the same directories as before, all downloaded sites and files are still in their own places on the disk, but OE doesn`t notice them! What should I do to tell the OE to use it`s old .mpx files?

Thank you.
Oleg Chernavin
11/12/2005 10:14 am
In most cases, it is easy to recover lost projects. All Projects are in the webdown.dat file, and there are many backups of that file.
Open the Options dialog | Advanced | File Locations section. Please see the Projects, Maps and Templates folder location.

Now quit Offline Explorer Pro , open Windows Explorer and browse to that folder. Select all files with the webdown filename (webdown.dat is the Projects file, the rest are backup copies) and copy them to another directory to keep them intact.

Select the most recent file with the maximum size and copy it back under the webdown.dat filename.

Start Offline Explorer Pro to see if all of your Projects are in place. If something is wrong with the Projects list, try to repeat the process with another webdown file.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
06/21/2008 01:04 am
Thanks.It''s really working.
Thanks again.
Oleg Chernavin
06/21/2008 08:14 am
You are welcome!

07/24/2008 11:13 am
I had the same problem. I was working on a large site, 320,000+ files totaling over 18GB, when an exception occurred and the program exited. After rebooting and opening Offline Explorer again I found all my projects and sequencer items were gone!

After following the steps in the remedy described above I''m back in business - all my projects and sequencer stuff is there and I''m downloading like mad again :c)