Lost project folders

11/03/2008 05:48 am
Hello. I am facing the following problem: I use Offline Explorer Pro to download web sites. One day, as the program was downloading, for some reason my system crashed and restarted automatically. When I run O.P. pro again then all of my downloaded projects were missing although the folders still existed in my hard disk. Is there any way to "import" the lost project information in O.P. pro without having to download again a site from the beginning?

Thank you for your time
John Sideris
Oleg Chernavin
11/03/2008 04:10 pm
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
11/04/2008 12:22 pm
Your advice really solved my problem. I appreciate your help.

Thank you!

John Sideris
Oleg Chernavin
11/04/2008 12:48 pm
You are welcome!