Unable to properly set up my multisite files in the local

Issue Summary

There is no proper instructions about where exactly to donwloand which exactly files from the original multisite to the local.

The only instructions you give in your web are the ones here: Import/Export a WordPress Site - Local,
that are for me very incomplete.

I´ve spent several hours making tests to try to get it right but had no luck.

I enclosed this screenshots for you to see clearer:

In part A: I show what it seems to be the real route for the files to be downloaded. I made a test with the templates. When I downloaded the “wp-content” file in “yc-hates-us” file, nothing appeared in the site (part B),where only the “twenty…” templates appeared (i´m not using them).
Only when I pasted the Astra and Astra-child themes in Yc-hates-us>app>public>wp-content<themes, they finally appeared in the local web (blueshadowed areas in B)
So the proper route seems to be that one (site>app>public>wp-content)

In part C: I show how the proper multisite in my remote hosting, and the one in the local hosting, wich, as you see, is not working because it lacks one of the two webs.

My questions:

  1. Wich exact files do I need to pick from the remote server, from wich exact route?
  2. Where exactly do I need to download them in? Wich route?
  3. What about the .slq file. Which route do I need to place it? (there is no info about this either)

Any possibility of anyone who knows to make a video tutorial explaining those steps? I´ve seen many people making this kind of questions.

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular?

it is happening in my only multisite, the one I´m trying to download properly into local

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?

for making tests you mean? I think I could, using the downleft + button in the Local application, that´s what you mean?

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used?

The one downloaded on the 4th of November, 2022

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?

    • Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 downloaden on 04/‎03/‎2021

  • Attach the Local Log. See this Help Doc for instructions on how to do so:

local-logs.zip (1.7 KB)

Security Reminder

Local does a pretty good job of scrubbing private info from the logs and the errors it produces, however there’s always the possibility that something private can come through. Because these are public forums, always review the screenshots you are sharing to make sure there isn’t private info like passwords being displayed.

Hi @AnaFreimar! We have another help article specific to multisite that includes steps for importing. Have you seen this doc or tried these steps yet?

Thanks Nick, no, I had no seen that article. I´m gonna have a look, i´ll come back later to tell you what happened.
Thanks a lot!

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I´ve done all the steps but have some doubts at the end:

A) When it comes to “Generate SQL”> “select all and copy”, where do I have to paste it in?

B) To turn active the “Open Adminer” I had to press “WP Admin”. Then “Open Adminer” turned active.

I pressed “Open adminer” and this window appeared:

¿What should I do now?

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