frontpage folder name contains spaces

Due to a disk crash I had to recently re-install frontpage on a computer. Now, when I attempt to publish the the ISP's site, I get the message: "This FTP server doesn't support folder names that contain spaces.  Rename the source web's folder corresponding to "memberarea/photogallery 2008 Banquet", and any other folders that have spaces in their names, and try again"

These folder have been published to this site for years, so I don't think the ISP coincidentally stopped supporting folder names with spaces at the very same time I reinstalled frontpage, so I think this must have something to do with my frontpage installation and option settings.

Can anyone help me solve this puzzle?

Frontpage 2000, XP
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Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
Hi there,

This sounds like it could be related to 8 dot 3 filenames for which there is a setting on your computer.

See the following website for querying the current setting and changing it as necessary.  Have a go at changing it and see if that helps.  If not, shout back and I'll have another think.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/fsutil_behavior.mspx?mfr=true

Regards,

Ady
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MarkAuthor Commented:
When I inspect the current setting of registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation, it is set to 0. The link you gave me says:

"When disable8dot3 is set to 0, every time you create a file with a long file name, NTFS creates a second file entry that has an 8.3 character-length file name."

So, I imagine it is creating 8.3 names as it goes.

I do have a copy of the old registry since the disk itself was OK. The CurrentControlSet key is missing altogether on that registry, so I don't know what the default behavior is w/o the disable8dot3 key not present.

I've googled around for this error. Lots of people have this problem, but I've found no solutions. Most instructions say, "don't use spaces in file names." Not much help. Most of the files in this web folder are at least a year old, many are older. This *did* work before reinstalling frontpage on this computer (it currently has Frontpage 2000 version 4.0.2).

Is it possible I am missing something? Frontpage extension? Some configuration issue that would make a difference.

btw - one posting I read was by an individual who did a lot of research on the Linux ftp server end and he determined that the error was NOT being sent by the ftp server side.
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Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
Try changing the value to 1, restart the computer and then see if the problem still exists.
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MarkAuthor Commented:
Nope, that didn't help.
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MarkAuthor Commented:
Any other ideas?
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MarkAuthor Commented:
The solution was installing Frontpage 2003. That version supports spaces in folder names.
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this is the only solution I've found
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