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Naming a Text File .htaccess on Windows

Posted on 05/13/2009 at 12:15 pm by Kevin Wentworth
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A big pain- you can't just name a file .htaccess through Windows Explorer.  It complains that you need to supply a name!  No problem.

Here's how you can name a file .htaccess (only tested on Notepad, though hopefully it will work on more):

  1. Load up your file in Notepad or create a new file in Notepad
  2. Add your .htaccess declarations
  3. File > Save As
  4. In the filename text box put ".htaccess" - with the double quotes (".htaccess" exactly)
  5. In the filetype select box choose 'All Files'
  6. Save it!

I think this should work in other editors, so give it a try.

Cheers,

-Kevin Wentworth

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