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Old 08-30-2005, 04:24 PM
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What's this?: _vti_bin/owssvr.dll

I was checking my web stats and saw this page accessed 10 times, but I never created a folder or file named this. It looks like some Microsoft thing, but when I ftp to my web server, I don't see this file. What is it, anyone have any ideas?

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Old 08-30-2005, 06:17 PM
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Looks like a dynamic link library file (part of Microsoft Web Services, e.g. Frontpage Extensions).
 
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Old 08-31-2005, 03:11 PM
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but how could it have gotten on my site when I never put it there? and I doubt my host company put it there either?
 
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This file is part of Microsoft Office Server Extensions (OSE) and your host has installed them on your server. This file gets accessed when someone visiting your site has Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer installed and has enabled the "Discuss" toolbar in his/her browser. When the toolbar is enabled, the browser will automatically query the file when visiting your site to determine if the OSE extensions are installed.

Most host hide server extensions so they don't get deleted by their customers. Just because you can't see it does not mean it does not exist. You just don't have permission to see these files.

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