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[resolved] .htaccess file versus htaccess.txt file & Move Message (5 posts)

  1. learning22
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just installed and I get this error:

    Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public

    To correct this issue, move the .htaccess file from wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager to /name/name/name/name/wp-content/backup-db

    I look for the file which I'm familiar with in other sites but only find htaccess.txt and I try to rename through my File Manager at the host but it reverts back to a txt file.

    So, I moved the file to the /wp-content/backup-db and refresh my browser and still I get the same message about backup folder still being visible to the public.

    What else should I do?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-downloadmanager/

  2. Lester Chan
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    When you move, did you rename it to .htaccess?

  3. feedingmrpicky@gmail.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am not a technical person so could you please help walk me through this process. I believed I moved my file where it was supposed to go, but I continue to get the same error message as above.

  4. Lester Chan
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    To be sure, can u access http://yoursite.com/wp-content/backup-db/<BACKUP DB FILE NAME>?

  5. mlorim
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I had a similar problem. With my Hostgator hosting the File Manager did not show hidden files until I switched to the "Legacy File Manager", which revealed the presence of the .htaccess file after I renamed htaccess.txt.

    Also with Shared hosting and if using an Add-on domain, the path to the backup-db folder needs to be confirmed as /home/"account name"/public_html/"add-on domain name"/wp-content/backup-db (in the plugin's Database DB Options screen). You can see the full path name in the File Manager. Mine was incorrect and was looking for the .htaccess file in the wrong place.

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