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FP: Error Message: The Destination File System Ignores Case


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This article was previously published under Q246924

For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 246922 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/246922/EN-US/ ) .
For a Microsoft FrontPage 97 version of this article, see 201609 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/201609/EN-US/ ) .

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Symptoms

When you attempt to publish from a UNIX server to a server running on a Windows-based operating system, the following error message appears:
The destination Web ignores case. The following pairs of names will conflict:
filename.txt and FileName.txt
No files were copied. Name all files in your Web uniquely and try again.

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Cause

UNIX is a case sensitive operating system. For example, mypage.htm and MyPage.htm are completely different files and may exist in the same folder.

Windows-based operating systems are not case sensitive. For example, mypage.htm and MyPage.htm are the same file name and cannot both be published to the same destination.

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Resolution

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Web on the UNIX server and rename the files listed in the message.
  2. If you are prompted to update hyperlinks, click Yes.
  3. Republish the Web to your Windows server.

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More information

For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
216746� FPSE2000: Uppercase Links to Files Are Broken Publishing to UNIX Server
219192� FP2000: Publishing to UNIX May Produce Broken Hyperlinks

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Keywords: KB246924, kbprb

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Article Info
Article ID : 246924
Revision : 4
Created on : 1/25/2007
Published on : 1/25/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 348