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How do I make it so folders show error message?

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2012-09-28 5:01 pm EST

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How do I make it so folders show error message?

Currently, if someone goes to, they see all my files in my video directory. I want them to see a an error message, unless they have the exact url. How do I make this happen?

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2012-09-28 7:30 pm EST
Hello Chrismg,

You need to add this line to your .htaccess file (hidden file in your public_html folder):

Options All -Indexes

You can access your .htaccess file by using the file manager in cpanel. Remember to check off SHOW HIDDEN files, otherwise, you won't see it. Here's a link for this:

Using your File Manager to show hidden files

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.


Arnel C.

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