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I recently downloaded a copy of my website via FTP to do some fiddling with it in FP97. However, the hyperlinks are all broken and the site does not function locally via my harddrive. Are there settings in FP97 that will enable me to browse my site while off line and from my harddrive only?
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by:Erich050197
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Does your site use relative or absolute addressing for its hyperlinks?  (Sounds like absolute)  Check the status line when you move onto a link and see if it points to a file location on your hard drive, or not.  

Did you download the whole site, or just a top-level directory/folder?  

Please provide more info on problem, if this hasn't helped.
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by:jmartin
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There are two possibles here:
     1. Your ISP supports the current FrontPage extensions (most do).
     2. Your ISP continues to sit in the dark ages.  Sigh.

If your ISP supports FrontPage, simply edit your site live.  Don't bother with up and downloads.  Response is slightly slower, but
If your ISP doesn't support FrontPage, import your site at the ISP into a newly created local FrontPage web.  Emend your site as needed, then use the Web Publishing Wizard (downloadable from Microsoft) to upload the emended site to your ISP.
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by:mauler
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I am not very keen to edit the site live. The whole site (all folders and contents) was downloaded nia FTP
The broken hyperlinks are absolute links.
The problem area appears to be the site navigation links (home,forum,categories) that are at the bottom of a number of pages within the site.
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Download your website in, let's say the directory X.
Open now you fp97 and make a new web, and use the webwizzard.
You can say that the name of your new web is Y and the source directory is X. FP now inserts all the files (and subdirectories) in the Y web. Now, none of your links will be broken. If there is still a link broken, you can let fp repair it with the tools,verify hyperlinks option.

Succes!
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by:mauler
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Thanks. The information helped me get my head into the right way of thinking. All problems solved.
Cheers.
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