Error trying to "Import" a file from my system into my web - Erroraccessing your FrontPage Webfile.

Posted on 2004-10-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I'm using FrontPage 2000.  Its running on a Win 2000 machine with every service pack known to man.

When I try to "Import" a file from my local hard drive into my web I get the following error:

"An error occurred accessing your FrontPage Web files.  Authors - If authoring against a web server, please contact the Webmaster for this server's site. Webmasters - please see the server's system log for more details."  

I'm not authoring against a web server or is there any Webmaster or server involved.  Just my local hard drive.

I've rename the file, moved the file to different directories, changed the extension of the file - no luck.   I'm able to import smaller (Under a meg) files without incident.  However, the file I'm trying to import is replacing a file of the same name and size that I was able to import before?  So I can't believe its a file size issue.  The original website was developed in the same software (FrontPage 2000) but on a Win 98 SE machine.

Please Help.
Question by:bgdw
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    Expert Comment

    Your problem is that you have Frontpage server extensions 2000.

    Here is what you can do around it if you want to keep FP 2000 server extensions:
    Method 1: Increase the Maximum File Size That Can Be Imported
    As the Administrator of the FrontPage Web, you can increase the maximum file size that can be imported into the FrontPage Web by adding the vti_maxformcontentlength string value to the Windows registry. To do this, follow these steps.

    WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. 1. Quit FrontPage.
    2. Click Start, and then click Run.
    3. In the Open box, type regedit and then click OK.
    4. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\All Ports
    5. With the All Ports key selected, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click String Value.
    6. Type Vti_MaxFormContentLength, and then press ENTER.
    7. With Vti_MaxFormContentLength selected, click Modify on the Edit menu.
    8. In the Value data box, type a numeric value (in bytes) to represent the new file size limitation for importing files into a FrontPage Web. For example, to increase the file size limitation to 100 megabytes, type 100000000.

    Method 2: Install the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions
    After you install the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, this problem does not occur.

    For information about how to download the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    Knowledge base article number 814332

    Or you can uninstall FP server ext. 2000 and install FP server ext. 2002


    Author Comment


    Thanks for your prompt response.  Both solutions make good sense and should have worked.  I did the regedit first, I've triple checked my work and still get the same error message.  So then I went to Microsoft to download and install 2003 extentsion.  

    I downloaded the file and ran the installation.  It told me I need to install Microsoft Interenet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 or later.  I then searched for IIS 4.0 or later and found IIS 6.0, however, it requires Windows 2003 server.

    What can I do?

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    Expert Comment


    Here you can download FP Server Extensions 2002

    Open Settings > Control Panel > Add Remove Programs > Add Windows Components.

    Install IIS,  It should be on your Windows CD.  

    The IIS that is on your Windows CD Should work with FP 2002 extensions.

    This is what I am using right now.


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    Accepted Solution

    Sorry,  the above one was a security patch.

    Here is the link from where you can download FP 2002 extensions.

    If you are planning to use FP2003 on Windows 2000,  you need

    1- Install FP 2003
    2- Download and install the latest FP extensions
    3- Download and install the lates IIS

    If you install FP 2003 on Windows 2000 with old Extensions,  the program will hang when you open the website.


    Author Comment


    Thanks for all your help.  You were dead on.  

    I was thinking of upgrading to FP 2003, but look at all you have to do just to make it work -  what would I be getting for the money?

    Thanks again,

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    Expert Comment

    You are welcome bdgw

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