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Subdirectory Operations

A Subdirectory is the same as a Folder on the hard drive of your PC. Subdirectories are commonly used to hold certain types of files that you include on your Web site, such as pictures or images. Creating a Subdirectory can help you organize the files that make up your site.

The Subdirectory Operations Controls appear below the file list in the Online Editor, as shown in the following diagram:

Subdirectory Diagram

 

Creating a Subdirectory

Use the following procedure to create a Subdirectory:

  1. In the Subdirectory Operations area of the Online Editor, click the Create Subdirectory button. The Create Subdirectory screen appears.

  2. Click in the text box, and enter the name that you want for your Subdirectory.

    The name should be fairly short, and should not contain spaces or other special characters. Legal characters are letters, numbers, hyphen ( - ), and underscore ( _ ).

  3. Click the Create Subdirectory button.

  4. An alert screen appears, stating that you have successfully created the subdirectory.

    Click the Return to File Manager button to proceed.

  5. You are returned to the main screen of the Online Editor.

    Note that the name of your new Subdirectory appears in the file list. Subdirectories are listed at the top of the file list and appear as links. Click on the name of your Subdirectory to view the contents of the Subdirectory.

    Once you have clicked the name of the Subdirectory and listed its contents, you can use any of the HTML Editing Controls or File Controls to create and manage files within the new Subdirectory.

 

Deleting a Subdirectory

Once you've created a Subdirectory, you can use the Delete Subdirectory feature to delete the subdirectory. When you use this feature, the Subdirectory and all of its contents is completely erased from the RootsWeb server. Be careful with the Delete Subdirectory feature. Once you have deleted the Subdirectory, there is no way the contents of the Subdirectory can be recovered.

  1. In the file list of the Online Editor, click to select the Subdirectory that you want to delete.

    Click the button to the left of the Subdirectory name, as shown in the following diagram:

    Choose Subdirectory Diagram

  2. In the Subdirectory Operations area, click the Delete Subdirectory button.
  3. An alert screen appears, prompting that you are about to delete the Subdirectory and all of its contents.

    Click the OK button to proceed. Or, click the Cancel button to return to the main screen of the Online Editor and leave the Subdirectory unchanged.

  4. A confirmation screen appears, stating that the Subdirectory has been deleted.

    Click the Return to Manager button to proceed.

  5. You are returned to the main screen of the Online Editor.

    Note that the Subdirectory you deleted no longer appears in the file list.