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    Web Backup to CDR (FrontPage 2000)

    I backed up my webs to a CDR thinking that if I needed them I could just load them into FP (as I would from the hard drive) and then save them to the hard drive. Well, I need one now, but I find that all of the files copied to the CDR are "read only". So, even though I can load the web into FP from the CDR, I can't save the web to the hard disk because it is "read only". I tried copying the web from the CDR to the hard drive and that worked, but again I can't save the web. I get an error message telling me that FP can't open the file for writing.

    What gives? I can't change the attribs on the CDR files from read only to archive so I'm stuck there.

    BTW, I also have all of my Word 2000 documents backed up the same way and they too are "read only".

    Any ideas? What did I do wrong? How do I regain full use of my backup files on the CDR?

    Otherwise, it seems to me that backing up data files to a CDR is a waste as they really can't be used as backups in the case of an emergency.

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    Re: Web Backup to CDR (FrontPage 2000)

    What happens if you copy files from the CD to the HD, remove the read-only attribute and then open them with FP?

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    Re: Web Backup to CDR (FrontPage 2000)

    This is where the old DOS commands come in handy.
    After copying your web - open a DOS window and switch to the top folder of your web.

    Try running the following DOS command:
    attrib -r +a /s

    The attrib command - changes attributes (naturally), the -r switch removes the read only, +a set the archive attribute /s will perform on subdirectories.

    Of course depending on your version of DOS - your mileage may vary, but this is a good place to start.

    PS - can't avoid the readonly attribute after copying to read only media! If you use the xcopy command (yes from the command prompt - you can set the readonly attribute as you copy)

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    Re: Web Backup to CDR (FrontPage 2000)

    Leif,

    I tried that -- at least changing the attrib on the Index.htm file. And FP loaded the files fine from the HD, but didn't like it when I went to save them. Now, maybe I need to change the attribs on ALL of the Web files in order to really determine IF that would work. However, there are approximately 75-100 files in the Web. It would take me forever to change each one individually.

    There has to be a better way. Maybe a "flag" or option that I should have set when copying the files to the CDR.

    I know that a large number of people are backing up their files to a CDR because it is so effcient. There must be something that I'm missing here because while I now have a copy of the files, they have lost most of their utility.

    -- dave --

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    Re: Web Backup to CDR (FrontPage 2000)

    Dave,

    You need to re-read Catherine's reply ... she shows one way of changing ALL of the files in a directory and subdirectories using the old-fashioned DOS prompt.

    If you're uncomfortable using DOS commands ... you can accomplish the same (more-or-less) with Explorer:

    Open explorer in the directory with you web files, Select all of the files in this directory, then right-click with your mouse and choose properties (or alt-enter) to get the Properties dialog box ... note that the properties dialog box should indicate that you're getting the properties on multiple files. Next you click the Read-only check box, and choose OK.

    Repeat for all subdirectories.
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    Re: Web Backup to CDR (FrontPage 2000)

    Catherine,

    Thanks. Yes, I am comfortable with DOS, but it has been a long time since I used those commands. Actually, I learned that you can do the same thing in IE by changing the properties of the folder. That changes the attribs of all the files in the folder.

    I just couldn't see the forest for the trees <VBG>.

    Thanks again for taking the time to reply.

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    Re: Web Backup to CDR (FrontPage 2000)

    Allen,

    Yes, you are correct. I did misread her post. Thanks for the reply and calling that to my attention.

    -- dave --

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