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Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public

  • darloup

    @darloup

    Hello,

    Since a few days, I get this message in big red letters in my control panel.

    Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public

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

    Now, I don’t have a .htaccess file in /wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager.

    How do I get rid of this message?

    With my anticipated thanks,

    Henry

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  • kwalizorg.nl

    @kwalizorgnl

    Hi Henry,
    Chances are you do have a .htaccess file, however files starting with a . [dot] are ‘hidden’files and therefore not always visible.
    Change your explorer settings to show hidden files, and you will probably see .htaccess and you can edit it as required.

    darloup

    @darloup

    Thanks for your reply kwalizorg.nl

    I can confirm to you that my explorer settings allow for hidden files to be shown.

    But what I meant is that I do not have a .htaccess file in /wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager on my server (using ftp Filezilla to list the files).

    What I do have however is a htaccess.txt file in that sub-directory. Am I supposed to move that file?

    BTW, I already have a .htaccess file in /wp-content/backup-db…

    Regards,

    Henry

    Start by making a backup.
    I would try to COPY that file to the other directory and see what works.
    Then when succesful, remove the files from the original places.
    Check if nothing broke; Restore if need be.

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