Support » Plugin: WP-DBManager » backup folder might be visible

  • I’ve had this error before, but last time it told me which folder to put it in…now I just simply 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

    Just to be sure, I copied the file as .htaccess to /wp-content/backup-db but the error still comes up.

    Any ideas?

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Where are your backups being stored?

    I’m just using the default settings for paths in relation to backups. I actually noticed that all my plugin folders are now visible to the web. ouch!

    Plugin Author Lester Chan


    ronniead: By default all your plugin folders are visible to the web. It has nothing to do with wp-dbmanager.

    1. Verify your full path to the backup folder in WP-Admin -> Database -> Database Options.
    2. Double check to ensure that you have .htaccess file in your server folder. It might be hidden so you may need to use your hosting file browser such as CPanel to see it

    Yeah? I think if you go to

    it should take you to a 404 page if I’m not mistaken.

    The backup is placed here: public_html/wp-content/backup-db

    and there is a valid .htaccess file with the following contents:

    <Files ~ “.*\..*”>
    order allow,deny
    deny from all

    Plugin Author Lester Chan


    Is that the full path of you trim it? If not you need to have the full path?

    Enable htaccess protection on the backup-db folder on your host server.
    I followed the steps and still had the error. Enabled password protection on the folder on my server and it removed the warning. I hope this helps!

    just a tip, but if you install this on a shared hosting domain that is itself an addon domain, the absolute path is a little trickier to identify.

    This always temporarily stumps me on Hostgator for example.

    I got the same message “Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public.” I moved the htaccess.txt file from wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager as the forums said but can’t put it in /wp-content/backup-db as .htaccess because I get an error msg that says “a directory cannot be dragged into one of its subdirectories.” Can someone tell me what I should do?

    I’m just trying to back up my wordpress site before I update it to 3.2.2 – I modified my template quite a bit through cutting and pasting code little by little (I know very little about html) and I’m afraid it will all disappear once I update.

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