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How can I change individual page address extension?

Hi, I'm updating a website for someone and I'm new to this. As of right now the homepage exists (www.foo.com) and you can access the other pages (Projects/Experience/Contact Us/Links) through the homepage but they're all at strange extensions, like foo.com/2495.html (example). Since I'm revamping the site, how can I change these to be foo.com/portfolio or /projects, etc.?

Right now I'm using Dreamweaver CS3 and it only wants to publish pages to the server that use existing extensions so it doesn't seem that I can just call a page "portfolio.html" and expect it to be www.foo.com/portfolio.html.Thanks in advance!
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
>> you can access the other pages

Apparently not anymore :)

>> Right now I'm using Dreamweaver CS3 and it only wants to publish pages to the server that use existing
>> extensions so it doesn't seem that I can just call a page "portfolio.html" and expect it to be
>> www.foo.com/portfolio.html

You can rename the pages to anything you want and publish them.  I'm not at all sure what you are doing when you talk about "existing extensions" as that refers to the .html part of the file.

Download the entire site locally and then rename the pages you want renamed within Dreamweaver's File Panel.  That should trigger an update to fix links in the pages linking to the renamed page.

If something other than that is happening, please describe and post screenshots if possible.
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rbudjCommented:
i concur with jason.  In Dreamweaver, you simply change the name or extension of a page and if there are any other pages in your website that link to this page, dreamweaver will show a popup window asking if you want to update all the links to reflect the new name.  In your case you would choose yes to update.
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kmead6Author Commented:
OK that makes sense. But I tried to make a new page because there are only a 3 or 4 now and I need to make 5 and because there was not an existing page to "update to" it said it couldn't publish it. What do I do about that?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Just open an existing page and do File | Save As and give it a new name.  Then use either Put or Check In (depending on how the local site is set up).  

If you get an error there, please post the specific error message.
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