I'm using Zoom professional asp version. Its on a newspaper site and it does the whole site with the exception of one folder. This folder contains html files of older stories that were not a part of the cms they are presently using. I have them in this folder viewnewspapers.net/archive/articles, and an example of a file name is a00001.html and it goes to a6003.html. In other words I have 6000 files within the folder. I see through the knowledge base that I cant point Zoom to the folder. So I created an html page with a link to the first file within the folder. It still doesnt index the files in the folder. What am i doing incorrectly?
Thanks for the help!
In some cases you can in fact point Zoom to a folder. It depends on the server. Apache server often allow it. Windows / IIS servers usually don't. You can turn the feature on however, if you have contol of your web server. It is called a "virtual directory listing".
Are you sure about the details you provided. I tried this URL but got a 404 page not found error.
What is the URL of the page with "a link to the first file within the folder"?
If you have only linked to 1 document, then you can only expect that single document to be found an indexed. The other documents will remain hidden and unlinked.
Even if you can't do a virtual directory listing, there are other options.
Example1: You make an index page, by getting a file listing of all the file names, and pre-pending some HTML code to each file name make a page with 6000 links on it. This would take about 10min with a good text editor.
Example2: You download a simple "directory listing script" (search on Google) do make the links for you.
First story in "archive/articles" is http://www.viewnewspapers.net/archive/articles/a00001.html. Sorry about the typo-- I'll search"directory listing script", thanks.
Another alternative is to add your 6000 unlinked pages as additional start points in Zoom. You can do this by clicking on the "More" button. Due to the large number of URLs, you may want to create a text file with the links, and import this in by clicking on the "Import" button.
More information on importing additional start points in ch 6.3 of the Users Guide:
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Thanks for the reply Ray-- I used a "directory listing script" in a previous post and it worked fine. ThanksOriginally Posted by Ray