File System Publishing

File system or disk location publishing is usually used to copy a site from one location on your computer or local network to another. This can be useful when you want to move a site from an “active” folder location where you work on sites to another folder location where you archive finished work, or to move a site from its existing folder location to a network share on your local network.

Publishing from one disk location to another is superior to simply copying and pasting in Windows Explorer, because publishing ensures that all the necessary files are moved, and conversely, that none of the unnecessary ones are moved. It’s the best way to move a site to avoid future problems with the metadata that Expression Web uses ...

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