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Article ID: 200722 - Last Review: October 11, 2013 - Revision: 1.0

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When you publish your web to a remote server, you may receive an error message that states: "Unable to create cgi-bin folder."


Many servers have a directory called "cgi-bin" that contains various scripts that can be used by all users of that server. This is often a "virtual" directory that exists in separate locations on the server. Because it is a "virtual" directory, it acts as if it is a part of each user's directory.

To work around this issue, rename the "cgi-bin" folder in your web. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. In FrontPage Explorer, click Folders on the View menu.
  2. Right-click the cgi-bin folder, and then click Rename on the shortcut menu.
  3. Rename the folder. For example, rename it scripts.

  • Microsoft FrontPage 97 Standard Edition
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