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Old May 14th, 2004, 11:25 AM
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Well, in that case, I assume your Web app folder is a subfolder of the wwwroot folder.

By default, the default web site points to C:\Inetpub\wwwroot. So, that's the root folder when you go to http://localhost for example.
Any folder inside wwwroot is "just another folder" unless you mark it as a virtual directory using the Create button on the Properties dialog for the folder. Then the "normal folder" changes to a VD. In your case, that seems to be the situation.

You can also map a VD from a different location. Using the VD wizard, you can map C:\MyWebSite to /MyApplication, so when you request http://localhost/MyApplication, the files are actually coming from C:\MyWebSite, and not from C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\MyApplication.

But this still doesn't clarify the problems with the validation files, and honestly, I am as stumped as you are.
When you reinstalled the .NET framework, did you also delete all the config folders and other .NET related stuff? Maybe you broke a config file somewhere, although I find that hard to believe....

Strange, very strange.


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