Moving Homestead Pages

MAKE SURE SITEBUILDER IS CLOSED!

If you are comfortable with CUT and PASTE (Ctrl-C & Ctrl-V) then this will be extremely easy for you... if you are not... I suggest you play around first in your "pictures" file so if anything gets slightly messy... it's nothing major.

Here is the path you need to move your pages:
MY COMPUTER > LOCAL DISK [C:] > PROGRAM FILES > HOMESTEAD > HOMESTEAD LPX > DATA > USER > SITES

This is the direct path for Windows XP... now any older version will be very similar, if not exactly the same... once you find the first main HOMESTEAD file... all paths are the same. (in theory)

Once you get into SITES you will notice files named like:
_12345678

This is how LPX recognizes your site... the #'s are the "true" name. Since you are also in the SITES folder, start the process over so you will have TWO WINDOWS opened at the same SITES location. Why have two windows open? Because when you find the site you are taking the files from... you will also need to locate the site you need to place the copied files in to (the new home for the copied files)(also easier to go between two windows instead of backing out of a folder and going back in).

Now all you have to do is COPY and PASTE from one window to the next... but keep this in mind... YOU MIGHT HAVE TO RENAME THE FILES BECAUSE YOU CAN NOT HAVE TWO FILES NAMED THE SAME IN THE FOLDER.

If you are unsure... ask us at the forum. Maybe we can explain it in a way so you can understand it... not everyone understands the same way.

When I first did this... I found my old sites I deleted months ago... so don't be surprised if you find some old sites hanging around.

Side Note:
You do not have to have the sitebuilder closed during this. I did it with the sitebuilder running in full edit mode. But since you are new at this... something could happen. It's better to be safe than sorry. And trust me that if something goes wrong... you will have to download a new sitebuilder. Take the extra minute to shutdown and turn-on.

MAKE SURE SITEBUILDER IS CLOSED!

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