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Lesson 13. Managing Web Sites > Cleaning up a site

Cleaning up a site

Your site now has a file that you don't want (Logo.gif), and a file referenced by your site that is not in the site folder (Newlogo.gif). The latter is an orphan file; it appears in the Errors tab in the site window. You'll import the Newlogo.gif file into your site using the Clean Up Site dialog box. At the same time, you'll remove Logo.gif and any other unused files and non-file objects, such as URLs and e-mail addresses.

Choose Site >Clean Up Site. Select all the Add Used and Remove options. Click OK.


Cleaning up the site rescans the whole site and updates it; it also updates the files on your desktop.

The Clean Up Site dialog box shows that the Newlogo.gif file is referenced in the site, but is not included in the site folder.

Click OK to copy the Newlogo.gif file into the site folder.

A list of all the files that need to be updated appears in the Copy Files dialog box.

Click OK to update them.

A list appears of unreferenced files that will be sent to the Site Trash folder. They are Gibson.html, Logo.gif, Martin.gif, and Martin.html.

Click OK to remove these objects from your site.


You can prevent any file from going to the Site Trash folder by deselecting the option next to it. However, it will remain unlinked and unused.

In the Errors tab of the site window, notice that the orphan file error has been resolved. Adobe GoLive has moved the orphan file (Newlogo.gif) into the NewFiles folder in the Files tab of the site window.

Select Newlogo.gif and move it from the NewFiles folder into the Images folder, and update the links to it.

Remove the empty NewFiles folder by selecting it and clicking the Delete Selected Item button.

Click Move to confirm the action.

Save your site.



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