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  • Started 15 years ago by MikesSanders
  • Latest reply 15 years ago from MikesSanders
  • MikesSanders Member

    I have just got an imac for the first time and wanted to dump the contents of two of my sites created by FrontPage on a PC.

    I had thought that as you only had 4 suggestions for where the dump would go, Fetch would create a separate folder for each web-site.....Obviously I was badly mistaken as it dumped all the contents in "Documents" and "Downloads" at least I had the good sense to separate the destinations. Is there any way of changing that so I don't have to try and sort through all the dumped stuff which is mixed with the stuff in the folders already. I am sure it is my fault for missing something in the instructions.....

    Additionally is there anything that matches FrontPage for imac which did both the dump and the edit.....

    Posted 15 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    There is nothing in Fetch that will automatically create a separate folder for each server or website you're downloading, no. Fetch downloads files and folders exactly as is from the server to the folder you specify on your Mac.

    However, there are some things you can do to keep your downloads separate.

    You can set Fetch to ask you which folder you want it to download your files to. To do this, go to the Fetch Preferences, click the Download tab, click the "Save downloaded files to" menu, and choose "Ask every time."

    Then you can create two different folders on your Mac, one for each website. Then you can select the stuff you want to download in Fetch, click the Get button, and Fetch will ask you where you want to download it to. Choose the correct folder for that website.

    Another suggestion that might be useful would be to use the Fetch Mirror command, which lets you associate a folder on the server (the one with the files you want to download) with the folder on your Macintosh that you want to download them to. Also, the Mirror command will only download new and updated files from the server, so it won't re-download all the files from the server if necessary.

    And then you can save the Mirror settings in a document, so you can just double-click the document to download the files to the right folder. You can create as many Mirror setups as you like, and create a document for each, one for each site.

    For more information about the Fetch Mirror command, see the Mirror window topic in Fetch Help (or click the link here).

    Finally, I'm not familiar with FrontPage, so I'm not sure which program on the Mac would be most like it. But programs you might want to look into are iWeb from Apple, RapidWeaver from RealMacSoftware, or Sandvox from Karelia Software.

    I hope this helps, and please let us know if we can be of further assistance.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 15 years ago #

  • MikesSanders Member

    Thank you so much for your help which is very much appreciated.

    Posted 15 years ago #


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