Allow access to protected non-drupal directory

Allow access to protected non-drupal dir

In a previous article here we explained how to regain access to your non-drupal created directories by editing the root .htaccess file. When i first came across this issue i thought i could just give access to the protected directory in the same way i did a non protected directory & it would then just prompt me for the username & password when i tries to access the directory that is protected.

Allow access to non-drupal directory

Allow access to a non-drupal dir

If you install drupal into your root directory and have directories that were created outside of drupal, when you try and access the non drupal directory such as something.com/somedir  you will recieve a "The requested page "/something" could not be found." from drupal despite the fact that the directory somesite.com/something

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