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.htaccess blank

May 9, 2012 2:51 AM



I'm having trouble with the .htaccess file. (I'm running MAMP and Dreaweaver on a MacBook Pro.)


I set 'show hidden files', created the .htaccess file in the Files panel for Dreamweaver - uploaded it to the testing server, etc. The file is blank and there is nothing to edit.


Is this because I am using a testing server? or is there another problem? What am I missing?


I have searched the web for about an hour on this - and all instructions make the task sound so simple - just a case of creating the file - but I have had no success so far.





  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Oct 15, 2010
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    May 9, 2012 10:12 AM   in reply to cripaustin

    You need not have DreamWeaver to make .htaccess files.


    You could do it from your web host cPanel (if you have access to it). Or, you could use a plain text editor like TextWrangler or Smultron (my personal favorite). Create your .htaccess file and upload using FTP on your sandbox/ testing server. You should be good to go.

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