Dreamweaver 8 Deleting Usernames and Passwords

I had a problem a long time ago, and again recently, and figured I’m not the only one to have this problem:

Every time I close and open my Dreamweaver 8 (weather I restarted my computer in between or not) I would not be able to connect to the website I had been using last. The username and password for that website was gone. I would have to manage that site in Dreamweaver, and add in the username and password again.

The guys over at Phoenix Development wrote a great blog post with a link to the Dreamweaver 8 update you need to install to get it to work.

Apparently the bug is created when you have Internet Explorer 7.0 and Dreamweaver 8 on the same machine. I have no idea why this would delete your usernames and passwords, but it does.

Enjoy,
Ashton Sanders

Dreamweaver Tip – Hidden Files

Dreamweaver 8 is my current FTP client of choice. I am also a LAMP programmer, which means I use .htaccess and .htpasswd. These two files are named by only an extension and no file name. These files are automatically hidden, and you will continually find novices claim that a website doesn’t have an .htaccess file just because he can’t see it.

.htaccess files are automatically hidden on most LAMP servers.

Seeing Hidden Files in Dreamweaver 8

Dreamweaver will allow you to see hidden files on the remote server. The steps are pretty easy.

First Open up the website that you would like to see the hidden files for, and connect to the remote server. Then click on the “drop down menu” button in the top right of the “Files” sidebar.

View Hidden Files

Then select “View > Show Hidden Files.”

View Hidden Files

Viola – Hidden files like .htaccess appear!

View Hidden Files

-Ashton Sanders