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How to get rid of .htaccess and .htpasswd

SoulBriski
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Registered: ‎15-06-2007

How to get rid of .htaccess and .htpasswd

How do I get rid of these files now that 'm not using them?
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petejackson
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Registered: ‎12-04-2007

Re: How to get rid of .htaccess and .htpasswd

You'll need to view these 'hidden' files.. If using FireFTP (Firefox plugin) you can show hidden files in Options. 
If using WS_FTP you can issue a 'command line' instruction of -la into the little command line window and you should see these miraculously reappear.. then you can just delete them.

SoulBriski
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Re: How to get rid of .htaccess and .htpasswd

Hi Peter
I'm using windows explorer for the simple FTP functions like setting the properties of my php pages but there is no option to view the 'hidden' files
I'm using MS FrontPage as the editing package for uploading my files.
How do i get to view these 'hidden' files?
petejackson
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Re: How to get rid of .htaccess and .htpasswd

Quote from: SoulBriski
How do i get to view these 'hidden' files?

As I say I use either a Firefox plugin (FireFTP) or usually an old copy of WS_FTP..
You can try the latest version for 30 day trial of WS_FTP from:
http://www.wsftp.com/products/ws_ftp_home/try/
Their help pages show you how to issue the -la comand:
http://support.ipswitch.com/kb/WS-20001229-DM04.htm

FireFox might be the easiest route to go down in terms of it being free Smiley
Download from here: http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-2.0.0.14&os=win&lang=en-GB
And install the FIreFTP plugin: http://fireftp.mozdev.org/
And the Tools > Options of that has 'show hidden files'

SoulBriski
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Re: How to get rid of .htaccess and .htpasswd

Thanks very much Peter. I'll give it a go.
I've never used Firefox, are there any conflicts with IE?
Peter_Vaughan
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Re: How to get rid of .htaccess and .htpasswd

You should get a better browsing experience.  Wink
The only things it can't do are activeX which is MS/IE specific (i.e. windows update)  or if you visit a website that was written specifically for IE.
SoulBriski
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Re: How to get rid of .htaccess and .htpasswd

Well thats interesting because i have built a rather extensive site but have not known how to build it for a specific browser so i will try FF to see if my site works there Undecided
Strat
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Re: How to get rid of .htaccess and .htpasswd

It's always a good idea to try out a new site in a small selection of popular browsers if you wish it to be user friendly. Smiley

Customer and Forum Moderator. Windows 10 Firefox 87.0 (64-bit)

oliverb
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Re: How to get rid of .htaccess and .htpasswd

Regarding the unwanted files you could try a command line ftp
eg:
ftp ftp.plus.net

It accepts ls -a which should show all files including those beginning with a dot
SoulBriski
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Re: How to get rid of .htaccess and .htpasswd

Thanks oliverb
Thats fixed it for me Smiley