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Q: Microsoft Front Page (Retrieving the code after oritinator's computer crashed)? ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Microsoft Front Page (Retrieving the code after oritinator's computer crashed)?
Category: Computers > Programming
Asked by: ward1-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 09 Feb 2004 22:08 PST
Expires: 10 Mar 2004 22:08 PST
Question ID: 305277
I developed a web site with Front Page a year ago: and then my computer crashed so I lost the
design coding. Is there anyway to get onto my site and then backload
or download the code so I don't have to start from scratch? One lady
told me to (1) enter my site (2) go to edit and do something (3) then
save as onto my computer -- THIS DID NOT WORK, PERHAPS BECAUSE I DID
by step info here--Also, I did not enter my site through Front Page
(may have forgotten words how?) unless I just use my .com that I
purchased? [i just signed onto my site as would any visitor]

Request for Question Clarification by mosquitohawk-ga on 10 Feb 2004 01:11 PST
Have you tried logging into your Tripod/Lycos hosting account?

Clarification of Question by ward1-ga on 10 Feb 2004 06:12 PST
No I did not. What would I do there? I've never actually talked to
them. I bought the name from someone else and I guess paid for the
hosting at Lycos. But I've did not know you can do work on the site.
I've done all updates out of Front Page and them re-uploaded.
Subject: Re: Microsoft Front Page (Retrieving the code after oritinator's computer crashed)?
Answered By: mosquitohawk-ga on 11 Feb 2004 02:28 PST
Okay ward1-ga,

There are several ways you can go about this.  I'll describe the
easiest first, and the more time consuming last.

Ideally, you still have the username/password to access your website
with Tripod/Lycos. If so, start your Frontpage program and follow
these directions I obtained directly from Tripod/Lycos:

"In order to properly edit your FrontPage-published page, you should
use FrontPage to edit and maintain your site, not the Tripod
FileManager. Just choose "Open Web" in FrontPage 2000 or 2002 and
enter the URL of your site
( in the Folder name
space. In FrontPage 98, choose "Open an existing Web," click on "More
Webs," and enter your Tripod URL where it prompts for a Web server.
You'll be prompted for your membername (all lower case) and password
next. You can open and edit any of the files in your Web and save the
changes to your Tripod member directory. FrontPage will automatically
update links as the pages are saved."

In order to download your site from the remote server to your hard
drive, you will need specific directions depending on which version of
FrontPage you are using. To obtain information on how to use Microsoft
Frontpage, get it directly from the source by visiting:

If you're still confused, post a clarification with what version of
FrontPage you're using and I will get specific directions for you for
your version.

If you don't remember your member name or password for your
Tripod/Lycos account, you will need this information. From Tripod's
home page,, click "My Account" at the
upper right. From the next page, click "Lost your password?". Fill in
the blanks on the page at the left, and they will email you your
username and password.  If you can't remember your member name at this
point, you can click on "Lycos Feedback" from the same page, and
follow the directions to see if they can further assist you in
obtaining your member name.

The second way, which will take a little longer but most likely get
you everything you need, is to visit each webpage on the site, and
using your browser, click "View -> Source" from the menu bar.  This
will open a document containing all of the source code of your
webpage.  You can then save that document and upload it later on.

I hope you have found this helpful and you can quickly solve your
dilemna. Be sure to request clarification if you run into any problems
and I will work to clarify the situation for you.

Regards,   mosquitohawk-ga

Search Methods (urls not included due to prohibitive length):

1) Visited
2) Clicked "Tripod Help" at bottom of page
3) Clicked "Using Microsoft FrontPage"
4) Clicked #3, "How do I edit my site using Microsoft FrontPage?"
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