FP2000 Msg..."...does not refer to a page or folder in this web."

Windows XP Pro (SP1) with FP2000.

I get the following message when I attempt to publish:
 "...does not refer to a page or folder in this web. It may be page of folder in a subweb or it could be a badly formed URL"

The folder "articles" is a not a subweb.  It became one earlier, how I don't know, but I deleted it and replaced it with a folder.


Scott JacksonRetired Air Force Jet JockAsked:
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Tina ClarkeCommented:
Try recalculating hyperlinks under Tools on the fp menu. Always do this before publishing in future anyway.

Scott JacksonRetired Air Force Jet JockAuthor Commented:
Tried that and still no luck, get same message.
Tina ClarkeCommented:
ok .. make a subweb with that name
recalculate again ...

providing what is missing sometimes works ... then delete afterwards ... This happened to me not too long ago and it worked.

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Hello Scott and Tina,
I hope you don't mind if I butt in on your question, Scott, because I am having the EXACT same problem!  Maybe Tina (or others) could help us both here?  If I need to post my own question, please someone tell me that too.  I can help Scott pay the points, but I don't know how that works.  I am very interested in resolving this question!  I am converting a large web to CSS and to manually go and change all the links will be a horrific job!  I need my folder back!

Anyway, I also tried what Tina said to do, but lilke Scott, no luck.  I removed my offending folder from the web (dragged it out to the desktop from my Web folder in My Documents) because I couldn't delete it within FP.  I tried to make a new folder with the same old name, but FP won't let me do that either.  FP tells me it could be a "badly formed URL."  How can I fix it???

Scott JacksonRetired Air Force Jet JockAuthor Commented:
This seems to work.  Now, as I understand it, now that it recognizes the subweb I can delete it and recreate it (from my backup) as a folder correct?
Tina ClarkeCommented:
Just overwrite it with the one with the content you want.

This might help explain


Vicki you need to post your own question .. state what version of fp your using. Also there are tricks to converting a web to css that save you time that you might like to know. Did you try recalculating? I don't know how long you have been working on this .. have you tried closing fp and rebooting for starters? When you say fp won't let you .. exactly how won't it let you? ... answer with your own question set up .. leave a pointer to the url here.


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Scott JacksonRetired Air Force Jet JockAuthor Commented:
Thanks Tina.  This will get me back on track.
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