Frontpage generates _vti_cnf and other folders which are no use to me - Frontpage is slow and my external publishing program can't distiguish regular files and _vti_cnf files. Is there a way to configure Frontpage not to generate these folders???
No. There is no way to stop the Frontpage program from creating those folders. They are integral in how Frontpage works.
upgrade your computer - Frontpage is an ancient program that should fly on any machine built in the past 4 years.
Get rid of Frontpage. I honestly didn't know anyone has used it since Expression Web came out.