FP2000: Publishing Using FTP Navigates to Home Directory, Not Content Directory

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SYMPTOMS

When you publish a web using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) in FrontPage, you are prompted to type your user name and password. FrontPage then publishes to your home directory, rather than to your content directory.

For example, FrontPage publishes to your home directory at:
ftp://example.microsoft.com/users/myhomedir
instead of publishing to your content directory at:
ftp://example.microsoft.com/users/myhomedir/public_html

CAUSE

This is because your home directory is the default path for uploading files to a server through FTP.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this behavior, add a "%2f" prefix to the full path of your content directory from the root of the FTP server. For example, you might specify a path like the following example.

If your Content Directory is on a server named "example.microsoft.com" in the following path:
/users/myhomedir/public_html
specify the following path in FrontPage:
ftp://example.microsoft.com/%2fusers/myhomedir/public_html
The "%2f" characters are a hexadecimal escape sequence for a forward slash character, which represents the root directory on the FTP server. When this is added before the full path to your content, the FTP server will be able to find your content directory correctly.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about publishing webs, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
198523 FP2000: How to Publish a FrontPage Web

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Article ID: 265159 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition
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