Operations on an HTML file or folder apply to similarly named folder or HTML file
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- If you move a file named Test.htm or Test.html, a Test_files or Test.files folder in the same location may also be moved.
- If you delete a folder named Test_files or Test.files, a Test.htm or Test.html file in the same location may also be deleted.
If you rename this file, it will no longer belong to the folder Test_files.
To rename it safely, open the file, save it with a new name, and then delete the folder Test_files.
Do you want to rename this file anyway?
If you rename this folder, the associated HTML file Test.htm might not work properly.
To rename the folder without damaging any files, open Test.htm, save it with a new name, and then delete the folder Test_files.
Do you want to rename this folder anyway?
To work around this issue, either perform the commands listed earlier in this article at a command prompt, or use Registry Editor to disable the Connected Files feature:
Use Registry Editor to view the following registry key, and then add the following value to this key, or modify it if the value already exists:
Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: 1
IMPORTANT: File connection should normally be enabled because other programs might depend on it. For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer uses the connected files naming convention when you save your Web page by selecting Web Page, complete (.*htm,*.html) in the Save as type dialog box. Disable file connection only if absolutely necessary.
When you perform any of the commands listed earlier in this article on the primary HTML file, you usually want to perform the same command on its associated files as well to avoid breaking links. Until now, there has been no easy way to determine which files are related to any given HTML file other than by analyzing their contents.
Windows 2000 provides a simple way to connect a primary HTML file to its group of associated files. If Connected Files is enabled, when you perform any of the commands listed earlier in this article on a file or folder of associated files, the same command is performed on all connected files.
To create a group of connected files, the primary HTML file must have an .htm or .html file extension, and the associated files should reside in a subfolder of the parent folder of the primary file. The subfolder name must have the same name as the primary file without the .htm or .html extension, followed by one of the extensions listed later in this article. The most commonly used extensions are .files or _files. For example, if the primary file is named MyDoc.htm, naming the subfolder MyDoc_files defines the subfolder as the container for the connected files for this file. If you perform any of the commands listed earlier in this article on the primary file (or associated folder), the same command is performed on the subfolder and its files (or the primary HTML file).
For some languages, it is possible to use a localized equivalent of _files to create a subfolder for connected files. The following list contains the valid strings that can be appended to a document name to create a connected files subfolder. Note that some of these strings have a "-" character as their first character rather than a "_" or a "." character.
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