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Microsoft Frontpage or Expression Web hangs

Issue:

Still using Microsoft Frontpage or Expression Web as a primary or supplemental web editor, or no longer use it because it started hanging? Often one may see hanging while it was “Processing file” then the “Requesting Data” in the status bar while the web editor is trying pull data.  Things may start hanging and glitching out of no where; after uninstalling and reinstalling, you still have the issue and you might come to the conclusion that there are corrupt, hidden or cached files left over that continue to cause these issues.  So how to clear these files?

Solution:

While there may be various complications to hanging like software bugs, disk corruption, etc., after having done various troubleshooting and you’ve narrowed it down to the symptoms mentioned above, this classic tool below may surprisingly be the simple answer to your dilemma.

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The panel above pretty much says it all.
FP Cleaner does not require installation and will run from the desktop
System Requirements: Any computer that will run Windows 95 or newer.
Operating Systems: All Windows® versions including Vista with Aero.

FP Cleaner Features

Change the “Open Last Web” Setting
If your program is set to open the last web edited and that web has a problem, it can keep the program from opening or cause it to open and freeze. Use this feature to change that setting to ensure the program is not trying to open a web when it starts.

Clear the Hidden “Temporary” Files
Checks for the location of the hidden Temporary directory for the logged on User. It then checks for the existence of the directory and if found it clears the directory, sending any files to the Recycle bin.
Files left behind in these directories by an improper computer or program shut down will cause problems
when trying to open / save / edit pages on your web site. Deleting them “usually” solves the problem.

Clear the Hidden Web Cache files (*.web)
It checks for the proper location of the folder that contains the web cache files. There is a .web file for each of your webs, and for each web location. If these files become corrupt it causes problems opening / closing or publishing your web site. Deleting them forces creation of new clean files when each web is opened or published.

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Clear the Find/Replace MRU List
Clears the Most Recently Used ( MRU ) list of Find/Replace entries that are saved the system Registry
every time you use Find/Replace to replace words or HTML items using Expression Web

Properties
Opens the Windows file properties dialog for EWFPCleaner.exe

Info
When it displays Info, clicking it displays the basic information text.

Close
FP Cleaner for Expression Web 4 closes without starting a program.

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