Brenden thank you very much for answering! I do happen to have direct access to the file system, so I zipped everything and brought it local through filezilla.
I then unzipped, imported into visual studio, then i try to run it locally but I get this CMSGlobalFiles not there/not valid error when I try to run it on localhost/whatever 'running' it in Chrome is really doing.
the whole point is that I want to be able to make changes on a local version, then push the updated files directly to the server like git does(at least i think thats what git does, thats what my coworkers use).
Is the CMSGlobalFiles class supposed to contain the 'Global' folder from exported data? What is it supposed to contain exactly?