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    Front Page Express

    Does anyone knkow if Windows XP has the little program "FrontPage Express" which was in Windows 95? I couldn't find it, but am not sure just where to look!

    We created our first basic business Web site recently, using Win95 FrontPageXpress and would like to be able to update the site using our new Windows XP system.

    Hopefully,

    Linda

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    Re: Front Page Express

    I'm sorry for you, according to Frequently Asked Questions About FrontPage:
    <hr>Q. Is FrontPage Express still available?

    A. No, it has been discontinued. FrontPage Express was distributed as a free component of Internet Explorer Plus 4.0 and has not been included with newer versions of Internet Explorer. FrontPage Express was not available as a stand-alone product.<hr>
    You will have to get FrontPage, or a third-party application.

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    Re: Front Page Express

    Hans,

    Rats! That's what I was afraid of, but thanks a lot for getting back to me so quickly - and for giving me the answer, even if it wasn't the one I hoped for!

    Linda

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    Re: Front Page Express

    One of such third-party applications is Arachnophilia. It's free.

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    Re: Front Page Express

    Thanks! I have heard of that site before, but hadn't thought of it for FrontPage Xpress. Will download it from there until we can come up with the $$ for the full program.

    As I'm not a seasoned downloader, are there any tricks I should know about downloading a program without causing any disruption to our new - and so far, working! - system?!

    LInda

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    Re: Front Page Express

    One standard operating procedure is to always save a downloaded file, then perform a virus check on it, then run the executable. If you "open" the program from the website, if it happens to be infected with a virus, you are too, with no way of knowing til after the fact. By saving to a file, you have the added benefit of having a copy of the original installer.

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    Re: Front Page Express

    That is good advice. I do usually open from Web sites directly because I'm not really sure where to save a download in order to virus check it. Where do I save a download? To a floppy disk? (Sorry if these questions are overly basic. Hopefully, soon I'll "know much"!!)

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    Re: Front Page Express

    Hi Linda

    What I've done is to make several "New" folders on my C drive and named them by category of download....eg: Graphics, Games, Utilities, etc. I can then scan, install, move etc. later.

    An easy way might be for you to right click on an empty spot on your Windows desktop and select New > Folder . Rename the folder "Downloads", or something otherwise descriptive, and position the folder to the side, out of the way.

    Now you can select your "Desktop > Downloads" folder to save in. Once you have scanned, installed, moved, or otherwise finished with the download, you can delete the file(s) from the folder.

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: Front Page Express

    Linda--

    Make a folder and call it downloads or Linda's downloads or anything you like. Then drag or send the folder where you want it to be--just remember where you put it and you can always search for it with the word downloads even if you forgot what you called it. I have mine on an E drive just because I install programs there. One more thing that makes it easy and finding all your files very easy.

    There's something in XP that will probably help you. You didn't have it in 95. You do now. Open the download folder you make and on the toolbar go to View>Arrange Icons by>Show in Groups. This will make your folder look like an index in a book--with bold headings. Then look above the Show in Groups Entry, and you'll see a choice of "organize Icons by" Names>When Modified>Size >Type>Created. I suggest you choose Modified that way if you download today it'll be at the top under Today and if you download tomorrow or next week, it'll still be at the top under Today.

    See Show in Groups A Great Feature in XP for more detail.

    If you have questions let me know.

    SMBP

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    Re: Front Page Express

    Ken's way is very good. I like the way he makes folders for different types of downloads. Try Show in Groups however you do it, though. for your inside folder organization of files. It's been a nice time saver for me. I have to search a lot less now. I keep every folder alphabetical except for a few. For example I have my downloads folder organized by last modified. If you want whatever you do to view your folders in XP to apply to all folders, then you can later change them individually, just open up Windows Explorer or My Computer and go to Tools>Folder Options> Views>Hit the Button apply to all folders.

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    Re: Front Page Express

    Linda--

    Here's a little tutorial--there are probably thousands on the web but I like this site (i.e. about.com) a lot for beginners or advanced topics:

    Downloading 101 in 5 Parts and notice that on the taskpane at the right it has five lesson parts. I think the screen shots may help you. When I first tried to understand downloads, and where they went--and some can be a challenge to find--rarely--I could have used this. My first attempts and folder organization weren't pretty.

    hth,

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    Re: Front Page Express

    Wow, terrific suggestions! I've printed them all out and will work through them - and the tutorial suggested by SMBP. So glad I asked before downloading: now I have the knowledge to download successfully from now on. To tell the truth, I had been very afraid of the whole thing due to lack of knowledge. It seems so easy to mess things up when you aren't sure what you're doing!!

    Thank you all, very much. And thank goodness for this lounge!

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