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Front Page Publishing Problems.

Hi….
I have been using FP for a number of years to build my website and I am currently using FP2003. Over the past year I have been gradually experiencing an increasing number of problems.

1. FP forges my website properties every few sessions so I have to reenter the FTP address and other information.

2. When I try to publish more than one page at a time, FP returns the message “There is already an FTP request in progress on this session”.  This makes the publishing function useless.

3. The icon for files to publish/files in conflict is frequently not correct.

There are some other intermittent problems annoyances but the above are the most urgent.

Information that may be helpful:
I use FP as a page editor and site maintenance tool; I do not use FP extensions.
The size of the web is: 2496 files, 140 folders.

btw – this is the first time I have posted a question but this site has been an indispensable resource for help with my MS Access projects. Thanks all!!
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coreybryantCommented:
The FTP program of Frontpage has been problematic from time to time.  I would recommend using another FTP program - especially if you are wanting to rely on the publish files (conflict)

You can try clearing your FP cache.

Delete all FrontPage and Windows temp files

In Windows Explorer Find and delete all hidden *.web files

In Windows Explorer Find and delete the file CMDUI.PRF (deleting this file will remove any customizations you have made with your toolbar..and it will be rebuilt using the default the next time you open FrontPage)

-Corey
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EclecticBobAuthor Commented:
Corey.. thank you very much for your suggestions but this did not fix the problem.  I have been using an FTP program whenever I have to upload more than a few pages but it sure would be nice if I could do it from within FP.

I have considered switching to Dreamweaver but I dread the thought of having to rebuild all these pages,
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coreybryantCommented:
Why would you need to rebuild annything? Both are WYSIWYG editors.  DW will create some bad JavaScript code, especially for menus / rollovers.  But I do not understand why you would need to rebuild anything.

If you shut down FP, and restart, does that help?  If you shut down Windows and restart, does that help?

-Corey
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EclecticBobAuthor Commented:
I followed your instructions and repeated the procedures several times now. I have shut sown FP and Windows and, after several times I am now seeing a big improvement. The files to publish icon is now working correctly. I have uploaded several dozen files at a time and received the error message only once.  

Re. Dreamweaver
I tried moving my web into Dreamweaver but there are a number of incompatibilities. I use lots of Include pages (not server side) and shared borders which work differently in Dreamweaver.

Macromedia has a FrontPage import utility but it does not work on most webs. According to bulletin board discussions most people cannot get the import utility to work. I am not a programmer or professional web developer so there may be methods that I don’t understand.
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coreybryantCommented:
It could be / have been you do not have enough RAM.  I usually reboot 2-3X a day - I have about 1G RAM but using Windows it is it a bit intensive at times.

-Corey
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EclecticBobAuthor Commented:
I'ts almost a week later and still working fine; thanks again!
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