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???


If you're not using anything that uses Frontpage extensions, then yes you can get rid of them.

Firstly, turn off Frontpage extensions on the web server. Then in Frontpage under Tools > Page Options > Authoring select "None". Then you can delete all the Frontpage folders that start with a _.

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  • Does not work - the _vti_cnf folder is regenerated when I open a page. – Joe Oct 20 '11 at 14:24

No. There is no way to stop the Frontpage program from creating those folders. They are integral in how Frontpage works.


  1. upgrade your computer - Frontpage is an ancient program that should fly on any machine built in the past 4 years.

  2. Get rid of Frontpage. I honestly didn't know anyone has used it since Expression Web came out.

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  • What does upgrading your computer have to do with Frontpage's folders? – TheLQ Oct 26 '11 at 3:50
  • @TheLQ: The problem the OP is having "frontpage is slow". Considering how old that program is, it's obvious that the machine is probably ancient as well. Getting a decent machine should solve a number of the slowness issues. Of course, there may be other underlying problems, really slow internet, slow server, etc. – NotMe Oct 26 '11 at 14:40
  • I would say really slow internet before really slow computer. But I see where your coming from though – TheLQ Oct 26 '11 at 21:10

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