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Easiest Way to Find and Replace things in a Website?

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4:05 pm on Apr 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have a fairly big website, which I use Front Page to manage it.

Sometimes I have to change a certain link, words etc. and I need that change to reflect in hundreds of pages at once.

Front Page has the handy 'Find/Replace' feature, to do this task. But unfortunately, this thing almost never completes without problems. It always fails in the middle of the process (usually times out)

Is there a better way to do this? maybe another software or script to do this?

thank you

4:20 pm on Apr 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Is there a better way to do this? maybe another software or script to do this?

Unfotunately there isn't. FrontPage relies on its own internal linking data.

If you are experiencing timeouts, is it possible that you are trying to access directories in your Find and Replace routine that shouldn't be accessed? Try being more selective in which directories you select.

Keep in mind that when you do a Find and Replace routine within FrontPage, you are updating every single reference within that FP Web. If you take it outside of FP and do those changes, your global references are not going to get updated and you're going to have broken links, images, etc. all over.

Try to figure out why the timeouts are occurring if you can.