Can't archive site files?

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My computer "crashed" while I was working on a site. Most of it is on SDrive, and I was able to recover some files from the computer before wiping the hard drive and re-installing Win7.
I did lose the HTML files for the site along with a few images and font files. Anyway... I'm trying to use the archive option in Direct FTP to grab the site files so I can rebuild my HTML Editor Project.

When I choose to archive the site file folder or individual files, I get this message:
The operation you selected is not available in this context.


:(
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User 38401 Photo


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Why archive them? Why not just download them to your new project folder? Just curious as you're going to have to unarchive it anyways right? Unless you're trying to get a smaller download, but I can't imagine it being all that much less unless you have a ton of huge graphics or something? Just curious is all :)
User 271657 Photo


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I tried the second download option but I ended up with just the index file and some content from other folders.

The archive option seemed best, since my recovered files are missing some images and all html pages. I'd like to grab the whole site (images, scripts, css, fonts...) so I can re-construct it.

If I download files, will that remove them from the server? Or will itdownload copies? I'd like to keep the live SDrive site intact.
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User 2147626 Photo


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I didn't try S-Drive, but the Archive feature works fine on my own server. Just created and downloaded 2 different archives. Works good. Linux shared host server, win7. :cool:
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User 271657 Photo


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Rats! It seems then that archiving is not available for SDrive sites. :(
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User 2147626 Photo


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That may be. I just tested with S-Drive (sorry, I had to run to town) and got the same error you did. :P
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User 271657 Photo


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Thanks for testing that, G :)
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User 38401 Photo


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When you download files from a live site it's just making copies onto your computer it won't do anything to the live site unless you upload changes so you are fine to download the entire site file by file and/or folder by folder and then you'll have the entire site that way. :)
User 271657 Photo


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Thanks, Jo Ann. That's what I'll do.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. (Douglas Adams)
https://www.callendales.com
User 38401 Photo


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You're quite welcome, let us know how it goes and good luck on it :)

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