DesktopServer – Create locally installed WordPress Websites Forums Public Discussions development website folder not found, sites button greyed out

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Joseph Baker 9 months, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #135360

    Joseph Baker
    Participant

    I recently “refreshed” Windows 10. It re-installed Windows, but did not erase my personal files, such as my “Websites” folder for DesktopServer. However, it did erase all my applications. I had to re-install Desktop Server.

    Now that everything is re-installed, when I open DesktopServer, it starts ok. It finds “localhost”. But when I go to “localhost”, no development websites are listed.
    I have not changed my file structure. I still have one development website in the default location:
    C:\Users\joe\Documents\Websites
    I don’t understand why DesktopServer doesn’t see that I have a development website where it should be.
    Even when I go to localhost->Tools->PHPMyAdmin the database for my website is still there.
    Also, the “Sites” button on DesktopServer is greyed out, as if there are no sites.

  • #135378

    Gregg Franklin
    Keymaster

    Hello Joseph,

    DesktopServer is made of three components, the /xampplite folder (containing the application and the databases), the folder where you selected to have all your websites files stored and the preferences file.

    If you have a backup you can restore the preferences file. Learn more about it: http://docs.serverpress.com/article/84-how-to-open-the-desktopserver-preferences-file

  • #135381

    Joseph Baker
    Participant

    I don’t have a backup. Is there anyway I can change the preferences file so it can find my website folder?

    The preferences file looks like this
    {
    “version”:”3.8.0″,
    “edition”:”Limited”,
    “webOwner”:””,
    “dbUser”:”root”,
    “dbPass”:””,
    “browser”:”Chrome”,
    “tld”:”.dev”,
    “ds-plugins”:{},
    “desktop”:”C:\\Users\\joe\\Desktop”,
    “documents”:”C:\\Users\\joe\\DOCUME~1\\Websites”,
    “sites”:{}
    }

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