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backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public (8 posts)

  1. Chara3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,
    I got this message on the dashbpard:

    "Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public

    To correct this issue, move the .htaccess file from wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager to /home/content/e/d/t/MyUserName Here/html/wp-content/backup-db "

    I connected to my site via FTP and found the .htaccess file in wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager

    Problem is that I can't find the /home/content/e/d/t/my user name here/html/wp-content/backup-db
    Where can I find this directory?

    Thanks for your help!

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    just go to the wp-content folder, then the backup-db folder and put it there

    I believe it's just giving a generic path

  3. Chara3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for your help. I did what you suggested but that sign didn't go away, any other ideas?

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You moved it, and did not copy it, correct?

  5. Chara3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    correct. I saved it to my desktop, deleted it from that directory and then uploaded it to the new directory that you told me to. I do have some doubts that it's the correct directory though since according to WP instructions it had a longer thread with my admin login name in it and some other stuff (you can see on my original post.

  6. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Correct... that is your hosting path.

    Those are all server level directories that you do not have access to.

    html is probably the directory you start in.... so from there you would just go to wp-content

    Did the backup-db folder already exist, or did you have to make it?

  7. Chara3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, the backup-db folder already did exist.

  8. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I forgot about this part of the installation... it' beena long time since I set it up

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-dbmanager/installation/
    Did you rename the file to remove .txt?

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