OK, I know there was a question just like this a few days ago, but this is VERY strange.
Same deal -- made major, major changes to ONE folder of a website. It had been a subweb, but I've made changes to subwebs before that screwed them up, and recalculating the links, reapplying the server extensions and checking server extensions usually fixed them. Not this time...
I had copied pages from another server, put them into a NEW folder on the website. Worked fine. Renamed the OLD live folder, reanmed the NEW folder to the old folder name, reset up the subweb, reapplied the server extensions, recalculated links/indices. The browser pulled up the OLD pages -- but all the links to graphics were wrong, since no graphics showed up. Moved the old, RENAMED folder to OUTSIDE of the web folders. Still happened. REnamed the OLD files, that seemed to fix it...
So I made my minor changes to the NEW files. Brought them up -- unchanged files showed up. Hmmm... Cleared browser cache. Same thing.
So I changed the cache pages on THAT subweb only to 0, changed include cache to 0 -- nothing. Went through, deleted any/all files with the same names from any/all folders (including the one that had the OLD versions of the files in the _vti_cnf folder. Deleted the ENTIRE vti_cnf folder from the old, RENAMED folder. Nothing.
Converted the subweb to a folder, RENAMED that. STILL pulled up the old pages -- even though the FOLDER didn't exist. The pages that connected to the database generated an error -- but a DATABASE error, not a 404.
The files ARE changed -- when I open them in Notepad, on the server, the changes are made. But the old pages are being pulled from SOMEWHERE. They don't exist on the server -- I did a search, the only pages with those names are the ones I just fixed.
You want to hear the WEIRD part? Other folders on the SAME website, SAME server, don't have this problem. I make changes, hit REFRESH in the browser, BOOM -- new page shows up.
There's obviously some connection that's been broken. What, where, how to change it -- I've got NO clue. Can't find ANYTHING on MS site.
Anybody got any clue?