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_vti_cnf folders

where did they come from?

     
3:24 am on Nov 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi!

Was wondering something... There's several _vti_cnf folders on the server, and I'm not sure where they came from...

I think it's got something to do with the FTP. Is it ok to delete these folders?

Thanks!

3:28 am on Nov 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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They are made by Frontpage when you create websites using the program.

If you delete the files then you will have problems editing the website with frontpage.

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3:28 am on Nov 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Those are Frontpage config files. They are created by FrontPage and keep track of changes made locally. When you "publish" the site, only the changes are ftp'ed.
3:56 am on Nov 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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If you don't use Frontpage, and have been modifying your pages directly in the directories they're supposed to belong in*, you can remove these directories.

As Mickey$oft always recommends, do a full backup of your site before deleting them, incase some pages are still being processed by frontpage.

* Frontpage creates a big tree of folders on your hard drive and your webserver.