Help, project dissapears from Offline Explorer!

11/22/2009 07:28 am
All of a sudden my project disappeared from OEP 5. All the files are still in the HD and I can browse offline with IE but the project doesn't show up. How do I restore the project?
Oleg Chernavin
11/22/2009 12:33 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
11/23/2009 02:41 am
Hi, I tried all the webdown files and none of them contain the missing project. The closest one I have is the one right after the project disappear. There is no webdown file older than that.

Can I simply recreate the project? If I recreate the project, do I have to redownload all over again? Is recreating the project delete or overwrite anything?
Oleg Chernavin
11/23/2009 04:02 am
Yes, you can recreate the Project and use the Tools - Restore Project Map button to bind the downloaded files to it. This will not make any harm to any file or other project at all.