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Old 02-07-2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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Hey,

i am just working my way thorugh you beginners PHP tutorials (great by way)

i have just hit part part 5 - configuring dreamweaver

i am having trouble setting up the alias to link the "www" directory to "My Documents", what do i type into the alias screen once i have selected that from the wamp5 menu?

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Old 02-07-2007, 05:03 PM   #2
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first create the directory in the My Documents

then add an alias.

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Old 02-07-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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Hey,

sorry but i still dont understand,

"first create the directory in the My Documents"

create what directory?

what is the working LIVE Directory?

in the second image do i just type the directory that i created in this step?

"first create the directory in the My Documents"

i am rather new to all this sorry.

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Old 02-07-2007, 05:12 PM   #4
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ok

firstly why do you want to set an alias?

is it because you have set the wrong directory or default directory when you installed WAMP
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:12 PM   #5
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Hey,

for the same reason as you really, its just a pain finding the www directory all the time.

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Old 02-07-2007, 05:38 PM   #6
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gotchya

ok

1.) create 2 directories in My Documents. Call one local and the other remote

we will set the remote as the alias but dreamweaver will use both

2.) now open up the alias dialogue from WAMP icon in system tray and click Add an Alias

3.) now add the name of the remote directory which we called remote

[hit enter]

the next step is to add the path to the alias which is in the My Documents folder

4.) so type this in but remember that the path to My Documents is through C:/

my path is...
C:/Documents and Settings/Davidj/My Documents/remote

also remember to use forward slashes in your path

if there is any problem then the alias creation will fail but give this ago
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:12 PM   #7
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Hey,

i have now done that but no change,

but the two folder i have created, web root and local root are still not showing in my documents?

any ideas?

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Old 02-07-2007, 06:16 PM   #8
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have you created them in my documents??
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:22 PM   #9
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you wont be able to create the alias if they didnt exist in My Documents
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:35 PM   #10
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Hey,

before i create the alias shown in the 6th post, i create the local root and web root in the www direcotory within wamp.

with all the sub directorys.


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