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How Do You Avoid 404 Errors For Not Having An Index Page?

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#1 lister


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:25 PM

Say that I have a directory called /fruit/ and in the /fruit/ directory exists paths like this /fruit/apples/ - and /fruit/apples/

An index.php lives in each of these -

Yes, has an index.php - /fruit/apples/
Yes, has an index.php - /fruit/oranges/
Yes, has an index.php - /fruit/pears/

Yes, has an index.php - /fruit/melons/

No, does NOT have an index.php - /fruit/

So - what is the solution here - a .htaccess file to not allow a 404 error? Nothing links to it but humans are weird and often do weird things like delete the path of a directory....

Hope that is clear!


#2 chrishirst


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:57 PM

Actually without an index file present and directory browsing disabled it will be a 403 response (it is not an 'error')


just  add this;

ErrorDocument 403 Folder access not allowed.

to a .htaccess file in that folder (or the root .htaccess)



Then any one trying to navigate to it, will get a message of


Folder access not allowed.

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