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Configuring Dreamweaver

for myfiles @bc hosted websites

This article describes how to configure Adobe Dreamweaver to connect and edit Boston College websites.

  1. Create a new folder on your hard drive where you will store all of your web files.
    • Give the folder a meaningful name such as webwork or deptsite.
    • Remember where you put the new folder because you will need to find it during the configuration process.
  2. Launch Dreamweaver on your computer.
  3. From the Dreamweaver toolbar, select Site > New Site...
  4. You will now see the Site Definition window. Click on the Advanced tab.

Local Info

Dreamweaver local info dialogue box

  1. Select Local Info from the left side categories.
  2. In the Site Name field, type in a descriptive name such as webdev or webwork.
  3. In the Local Root Folder field, click on the folder icon. Locate the folder you created on your hard drive in the first step of this tutorial.
  4. Build your web pages and related files in Dreamweaver locally.

MyFiles@bc Info

  1. Log in to MyFiles@bc.
  2. Create a folder as you normally would in your MyFiles@bc space.
  3. Upload your files to MyFiles@bc:
    • Windows
      • Open up Web Folder access to your new MyFiles@bc folder.
      • Locate the folder you created on your hard drive in the first step of this tutorial.
      • Drag and drop the web files you created into your MyFiles@bc web folder.
    • Mac
      • Locate the folder you created on your hard drive in the first step of this tutorial.
      • Upload your web files individually via the MyFiles@bc application interface.