Microsoft KB Archive/169607

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Article ID: 169607

Article Last Modified on 10/5/2001


  • Microsoft FrontPage 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 97 Standard Edition

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When you open an HTML page that contains images in FrontPage Editor, a broken picture icon appears instead of the image. However, if you open the page in your Web browser, the image is displayed correctly.

NOTE: In FrontPage 98 your image will be visible in FrontPage Editor but it will not appear in a Web browser.


This problem occurs when the following are true:

  • You are using a disk-based web.


  • The Web directory is shared over a network.


  • You mapped a drive directly to the shared folder instead of the hard disk.


  • You opened the Web page remotely (over the network) in FrontPage Editor.


  • You are running Microsoft Windows 95 on the computer where you are using FrontPage Editor.


Although this problem does not prevent the images from displaying correctly in a web browser, you can use one of the following methods to work around this problem so that the images appear correctly in FrontPage Editor:

Method 1. Use Microsoft Windows NT

Install Microsoft Windows NT on the computer where you are using FrontPage Editor to open the shared Web.


Install FrontPage on a machine which is running the Microsoft Windows NT operating system.

Method 2. Copy the Web to your local hard disk

  1. Copy the Web to your local hard disk.
  2. In FrontPage Explorer, open the Web you copied to your hard disk.
  3. Make any changes you want in FrontPage Editor.
  4. Copy the Web back to the remote source.

Method 3. Map to the drive not the directory

If your web is located at E:\MyWeb, map a drive to E:\ not E:\MyWeb. When you open the Web, specify the location as E:\MyWeb and open the <Root Web>.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


A disk-based web can be used instead of a Web server if a Web server with authoring access is not available. A disk-based web is simply a folder path to store the necessary Web files (for example, C:\MyWeb). If the path does not exist, Microsoft FrontPage will ask you if you want to create the path.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

160227 FP97: Some WebBot Components Don't Work on Disk-Based Web

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