Getting a web site does not exist error message when trying to do a Copy Web Site, when in fact it does. Why? RRS feed

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  • User-900017823 posted

    I'm trying to do a Copy Web Site from VS 2010, to a file share on a staging server. The server shares out wwwroot (I shared it out), and I've mapped this on my development machine. There's a folder under wwwroot named ClientSystem, where I want to copy the web site. In fact, I've already done this a week or so ago, from this same computer. But now, I can't. Instead I'm getting this error message:

    "Open Remote Site

    The Web site T:\ClientSystem does not exist. Would you list to create it?"

    Like I said, it most definately does exist. The file share to wwwroot on the server does exist. The folder ClientSystem under wwwroot on that server does exist. And if I bring up Windows Explorer from that development machine, I can easily browse to it, no problem at all.

    I'm trying to do a Copy Web Site, using the file system, because FrontPage Server Extensions are not installed on that server. Never have been. Never needed it to. The Copy Web Site treating T:\ClientSystem as a folder I could copy to worked fine a week or so ago.

    So, why does VS 2010 not see it, nor want to work with it?

    Monday, March 24, 2014 1:21 PM


  • User-900017823 posted

    Never mind. I've found that if I reconnect to the file share on the server, I can do a Copy Web Site that way.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, March 24, 2014 3:26 PM