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Front Page to Dreamweaver
Problem opening Front Page site to be moved to dreamweaver
louisville2k10




msg:4321997
 4:57 pm on Jun 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I have a client who has a front page site. She wants to move it to Dreamweaver and asked me to help. She zipped up the site and shot it my way. The two files are called frontpg.lck and service.lck. I don't have front page. What program should I use to open these files? Does anyone know of some simple step-by-step help to move a Front Page site to Dreamweaver? Are there any deep dark secrets I should know about? :)


Thanks for any help you can provide.


-Newb

 

ColinG




msg:4322092
 10:18 pm on Jun 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

Microsoft has a bulletin on this:
[support.microsoft.com...]

This will depend on how many of the FrontPage'isms they used. These will have to be deleted. Things like date modified, and includes.

You should be able to open the file in Dreamweaver. At the worst you can use HTTrack to download the site and then open it in Dreameaver.

When I converted about 8 years ago, I used HTML includes with Frontpage. I converted the long code into a simple include I could easily search for and then did a sitewide search and replace (using UltraEdit) to replace the Frontpage includes with Dreamweaver Library functions. Once I had the Dreamweaver code in place I could replace the short one with longer returns.

With 1,000 pages and 2,000+ images I also use Site Publisher rather than the Dreamweaver built in FTP.

pp46




msg:4322401
 8:56 am on Jun 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

You can also open it in a text editor, then you will get a better idea of the source code, what is needed and what can be thrown out.. as F page generates an enormous amount of code.

SteveWh




msg:4322441
 11:27 am on Jun 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

She zipped up the site and shot it my way. The two files are called frontpg.lck and service.lck.


Whatever she zipped up, something went wrong. A FrontPage site looks like any other website: a bunch of files in a directory structure.

You probably don't actually have the website itself.

pp46




msg:4322449
 11:49 am on Jun 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

Do you have access to the server? thats what you would need so you can download the whole thing then you are sure you got it all.

louisville2k10




msg:4322485
 2:32 pm on Jun 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

Whatever she zipped up, something went wrong. A FrontPage site looks like any other website: a bunch of files in a directory structure.

You probably don't actually have the website itself.

-That's really good to know. Does she need to do anything in particular to zip it up correctly?

In the meantime, I'll ask her for the access to the server. It's a prospective client, so I'm not sure whether she will comply with ease on that, though.

Thank you all very much for your help so far.

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