Site cloaking enables you to exclude files and folders from operations such as Get or Put. You can also cloak all files of a particular type (JPEG, FLV, XML, and so on) from site operations. Dreamweaver remembers your settings for each site so that you don’t have to make selections each time you work on that site.

For example, if you’re working on a large site and you don’t want to upload your multimedia files each day, you can use site cloaking to cloak your multimedia folder. Dreamweaver will then exclude files in that folder from site operations you perform.

You can cloak files and folders on the remote or local site. Cloaking excludes cloaked files and folders from the following operations:

  • Performing Put, Get, Check In, and Check Out operations
  • Generating reports
  • Finding newer local and newer remote files
  • Performing sitewide operations, such as checking and changing links
  • Synchronizing
  • Working with Asset panel contents
  • Updating templates and libraries
    Note: You can still perform an operation on a specific cloaked folder or file by selecting the item in the Files panel and performing an operation on it. Performing an operation directly on a file or folder overrides cloaking.
    Note: Dreamweaver excludes cloaked templates and library items from Get and Put operations only. Dreamweaver does not exclude these items from batch operations, because it might cause them to become out of sync with their instances.