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Re: [xenu-usergroup] Re: Orphan Files**local?

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  • Tilman Hausherr
    ... Just do a normal local Xenu check, i.e,. with a file:// url, then launch the report. ... That won t help you - it depends of your ISP. If you access your
    Message 1 of 17 , Aug 2, 2006
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      On Wed, 02 Aug 2006 14:37:16 -0000, au84uah88 wrote:

      >How does one perform a *local* Orphan Check (assuming a copy of the
      >site is located on local machine)?

      Just do a normal local Xenu check, i.e,. with a "file://" url, then
      launch the report.

      >What entries are necessary in
      >the "Remote Orphan Check: FTP Parameters" dialog box? Will you
      >please provide examples?

      That won't help you - it depends of your ISP. If you access your site
      with ftp, you would know the settings. (The current dialogbox is also
      somewhat improved.) But you don't need it for LOCAL checks.

      Tilman

      >Neither the Xenu help files nor
      >http://members.chello.nl/f.visser3/xenu/10-orphaned-files.html cover
      >the details of *local* Orphan Checks. Thanks for your time and
      >trouble!
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      >--- In xenu-usergroup@yahoogroups.com, Tilman Hausherr <tilman@...>
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      >> On Mon, 05 Jun 2006 13:23:07 -0000, keethrn wrote:
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      >> >Does the Orphan File report require FTP access?
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      >> Only remote checks
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      >> >If I want to check a local drive, do I need to set up a local FTP
      >server?
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      >> No, not for local checks
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    • vacshop1
      Good Morning. I am experiencing some seious problems with my website www.vacuumcleanershop.com - mainly a drop in traffic which seems to coincide with the
      Message 2 of 17 , Dec 19, 2012
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        Good Morning.
        I am experiencing some seious problems with my website www.vacuumcleanershop.com - mainly a drop in traffic which seems to coincide with the large number of files/pages the Googles' Webmaster Tools sees as "Not Selected" when it crawls my website. The website contains approximately 2500 pages, yet Google tells me there are close to 11,000 pages that are "not selected" in the index.
        Xenu did find some problems that were related to a social networking script I had installed. I removed that script and those problems went away. However, Xenu is also telling me that I have approximately 7300 orphan files. Again, this is from a site with only 2500 pages. Most of the so called Orphan Files are what look to be legitimate url's in the format: http://www.domainname/directory/URLname.htm so I don't see how they could be orphans.
        I got similar results using another program called InSpyder to check for orphan files and it ran for 3 hours until I finally gave up. Some of these files were also legitimate looking but many were malformed with six or more subdirectories before the html page.

        Thank you in advance for any help,
        Paul
      • Tilman Hausherr
        Hi, The best is that you send me ( tilman at snafu dot de ) a .XEN file, and a report of what you did. Then mention one or two examples of an orphan file,
        Message 3 of 17 , Dec 19, 2012
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          Hi,

          The best is that you send me ( tilman at snafu dot de ) a .XEN file,
          and a report of what you did. Then mention one or two examples of an
          orphan file, that you think isn't, or doesn't exist at all. Note that -
          as the report tells you - "Links that aren't spidered (e.g. webforms and
          dynamically generated links) will appear as orphans in this list."

          Tilman

          Am 19.12.2012 18:16, schrieb vacshop1:
          > Good Morning.
          > I am experiencing some seious problems with my website www.vacuumcleanershop.com - mainly a drop in traffic which seems to coincide with the large number of files/pages the Googles' Webmaster Tools sees as "Not Selected" when it crawls my website. The website contains approximately 2500 pages, yet Google tells me there are close to 11,000 pages that are "not selected" in the index.
          > Xenu did find some problems that were related to a social networking script I had installed. I removed that script and those problems went away. However, Xenu is also telling me that I have approximately 7300 orphan files. Again, this is from a site with only 2500 pages. Most of the so called Orphan Files are what look to be legitimate url's in the format: http://www.domainname/directory/URLname.htm so I don't see how they could be orphans.
          > I got similar results using another program called InSpyder to check for orphan files and it ran for 3 hours until I finally gave up. Some of these files were also legitimate looking but many were malformed with six or more subdirectories before the html page.
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          > Thank you in advance for any help,
          > Paul
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