Recovering a project

Leroy Casterline
10/21/2006 04:10 pm
Several months ago, I downloaded a website using OEPro 4.3. I have since reinstalled Windows XP Pro from the ground up, and in the process lost the directory which contained the WebDown.dat file. I still have the data that I downloaded from the website.

Unfortunately, the website is no longer available on the 'Net, so I can't download it again.

Is there some way that I can recreate the WebDown.dat file or otherwise get the downloaded data back into OEPro?

Oleg Chernavin
10/23/2006 03:50 am
This is possible - you can create a new Project with the starting URL as before and about the same other settings. Then use Ctrl+F5 (Do not load existing files) to start and press F9. Wait until Offline Explorer finishes parsing files on the disk and then stop the download.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
10/25/2006 01:19 pm
I have a similar but more profound problem the webdown.dat is missing but I have alot of downloaded sites in the download folder how can i recover all of them maybe 150 different projects
Oleg Chernavin
10/26/2006 03:41 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.