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Copying components - changes not carried over

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  • Copying components - changes not carried over

    Hey There,

    Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue.

    When we copy a component from one persons computer to another computer, we just give each other the .a5wcmp file.
    Occasionally, the changes we make aren't reflected in the file we give to the person even though it is the latest file.

    An example is two days ago. I copied a comp that was sent to me via email. I pasted it into my project folder. I opened it in alpha and changes weren't there.
    I ended up having to exit alpha, delete old comp, then paste new comp, then open alpha and then open new comp before the changes would show.

    Is there something we are missing? Is there an easier way to share components? Your help would be appreciated.

    Thank you


  • #2
    Re: Copying components - changes not carried over

    when the other person sends you the .a5wcmp file are you downloading to your download folder, then open the alpha and select add file from the web projects control panel and navigate to the download folder and select the downloaded .a5wcmp file. it might ask you whether you you want to overwrite or just give alias as .a5wcmp(1). then see if that newly downloaded file works. if it does and an alias was given, delete the older one and rename the new one without the alias.
    should work, has worked for me in the past.
    thanks for reading


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    • #3
      Re: Copying components - changes not carried over

      We hadn't been using the 'add file' menu option in alpha GG.
      We had just been pasting it in via our folder browser.
      We will try using the alpha 'add file' and hopefully this stops that happening.



      • #4
        Re: Copying components - changes not carried over

        Why aren't you using the export feature? It allows you to combine multiple components into one file, and also adds related components? The file can then be imported on the target computer without your having to worry about placing it in the proper folder.

        Jay Talbott
        Lexington, KY


        • #5
          Re: Copying components - changes not carried over

          Jane... I have never seen this. I send and receive single components via email all the time. I drag them from email to my project folder, or from my project folder to email, and never have I experienced what you're seeing. As far as I know, the component is self contained. Can you re-produce this? Could it have been a copy error on your part?


          • #6
            Re: Copying components - changes not carried over

            Hey Jay - thanks for replying. We will start utilising that as well.
            Hey David - thanks for checking in. It has happened numerous times here unfortunately. Around about 3 times for me last week alone. We are going to dedicate some time this week to re-producing it and working out what's happening. I agree with your understanding that the component was self contained so I'm confused as to why it's happening as well.