Why is WebCopy not scanning my site properly?
Occasionally you might find that WebCopy isn't scanning a website properly, and the results pane shows a lot of 404 status codes.
Generally this is caused by WebCopy incorrectly combining a relative URI to the base URI.
How can I work around it?
Prior to WebCopy 220.127.116.11, the default setting was to map URI's starting with a
/ to the base URI of the project. If you were copying a domain, this would be fine, but if you were copying with a sub level root, then WebCopy would get it wrong.
For example, assuming that
http://example.com/favicon.png is a valid URI, if you were to copy
http://example.com, then a URI of
/favicon.png would map correctly. However, if you had instructed WebCopy to copy
http://example.com/sublevel, then it would incorrectly combine the absolute URI as
http://example.com/sublevel/favicon.png and therefore fail to find the resource.
If this is happening, open the Project Properties dialog and change the If any links within this website start with the / character but do not match the website URL path then option to prefix with the website domain.
This option will be removed in a future update to WebCopy and will always map relative URI's without a host to the domain.
I tried that and it didn't work!
If this didn't help, then you might have discovered a bug. Please contact us with the URL you are trying to copy and any other information that will help us investigate and resolve the issue.