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Can't open web page since changed computer name

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We purchased a second computer and I loaded front page. I tried to open the web page that I had created an now I get an 'invalid host name' error. The computer it is now on does have a different name. How can I open my web page - or change the host name associated with that page? I'm a Frontpage novice - so step-by-step would be appreciated.

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Cekman
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by:sybe
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- rename your computer

OR

- create a new FP web on the computer with a different name, FP will ten list all webs on it, including the ones you made before

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by:gasim
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Change your NT hostname to the old name.
You do this from control panel - Network - Protocol - TCP/IP - DNS - host name entry.
Make sure that your old machine hostname is changed to something else.
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by:cekman
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There has to be a solution other than changing the computer name. This isn't always an option. What if I want to bring my web page to a laptop to work on it while I'm travelling - or copy the web page to someone else to load on their computer.

I did 'solve' my problem by creating a new web page and importing the old one. This seemed to work - but certainly didn't see to be a very 'clean' solution.

Thanks for the answer - but it wasn't what I was looking for.
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by:englishman
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I reckon cokman is right.
Try changing your host name in your network settings to that on your first computer. Create a new web and import it all.
(Does http://localhost/.... work in MS IExplorer? it can make a difference to the tcpip stack - so I'm told.)
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You can always import your web from a direcroy into any machine that is running a web server.You should have administrative rights on the web server. All the changes will be taken care of automatically.

Follow these steps:
1. Open Frontpage Explorer and Choose to create a new web  from the File Menu.

2.Select the "Import from existing Web". Enter the name of the new web.Select a location on the computer you want to put this web on ( enter this in the "http://.. section by clicking on the Change Tab). click OK. ( You might be asked for a user name and password. Enter the administrative user name and password for the Web Server. This might not be the same as the NT Server administrator. This is something you must have set from the fpserver admin when you install the Frontpage extension . If you have not set this then run fpsrvwin.exe and set it from the security tab).

3. Select "from a source directory...". Choose the include sub folders checkbox. Browse for the source directory. Click Next. All the files will be displayed. Select the files you want to import . Click Next. Click Finish.

If you have any problems let me know. It is a simple menu driven process.
Good luck.


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by:cekman
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Thanks for the answer - as you can see in my last comment - that's just what I did - it works fine - just seemed a little odd that the computer name would be attached with my web page file and not let me change it.
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