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Rehab a clients old web site

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This will be a multi-question thread, here is first:

Client has a hosted site and original developers are unresponsive.  Need to make changes to the current site then move on to developing a new site.

I see a lot of .aspx pages, so looks like developed in .NET (did I say that right?)  Assuming I'm guessing correctly, would like to copy the site in its entirety and edit the copy for testing until I get my legs under me on its style.

What would be a general direction to copy site to a local host machine for editing?  i.e. copy files down, load to a local windowz machine running IIS and edit from there?

I'm sure the phrasing of this question could be better, so please try and read the intent more than literally; for this client, I'm jack of all trades and master of...
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".aspx" pages can be the result of compilation thru Visual Studio using VB.NET or C#.NET.  The one time I did a demo site, it also created a lot '.aspx.vb' files and a SQL Server database.  It could be difficult if not impossible to edit the site without Visual Studio.  A text/code editor may not be enough for .NET.

But you can download it and see what's there.  See if you can find out what version of the .NET Framework it uses.
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OK, did follow the comment.  Can any modern Adobe suite program work with this site?  Prefer not to dabble with studio, but I understand.
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The Adobe programs do not have the .NET compilers in them.  .NET is set up to work thru Visual Studio.  .NET is all about the code that is generated which is not part of Dreamweaver.  You could use Dreamweaver to generate HTML and graphics to bring into Visual Studio.
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Helpful and time saving.  Thank you for quick responses, too.
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You're welcome.
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