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XF 1.1 Xenforo won't let me use www.domain.net/download

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
If the /download directory exists on the server then XenForo's .htaccess file should not intercept the request.

You can try adding a .htaccess file to that directory with this code:

Code:
RewriteEngine Off
And/or add the red code to XenForo's .htaccess file:

Code:
#	Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
#	cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
#<IfModule mod_security.c>
#	SecFilterEngine Off
#	SecFilterScanPOST Off
#</IfModule>

ErrorDocument 401 default
ErrorDocument 403 default
ErrorDocument 404 default
ErrorDocument 500 default

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
	RewriteEngine On

	#	If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
	#	line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
	#	of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
	#RewriteBase /xenforo

	#	This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
	#RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
	RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
	RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt|download/) - [NC,L]
	RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
</IfModule>
That will cause XenForo to explicitly ignore that directory.

edit - fixed error in first code block
 
#5
I have a file with this code:
Code:
#    Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
#    cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
#<IfModule mod_security.c>
#    SecFilterEngine Off
#    SecFilterScanPOST Off
#</IfModule>
 
ErrorDocument 401 default
ErrorDocument 403 default
ErrorDocument 404 default
ErrorDocument 500 default
 
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
 
    #    If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
    #    line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
    #    of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
    #RewriteBase /xenforo
 
    #    This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
    #RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
 
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
    RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
    RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
</IfModule>
Does that look like it?
 

Dan

Well-known member
#8
I see 2 issues in the photo you provided. The folder is Downloads, not download

Notice the capital D and s on the end. Try domain.com/Downloads
 
#9
Ok,
So here is what i have done:
i have copied the htaccess file to /downloads and edited the RewriteEngine to Off.
Is this what i ment to do?
Thanks in Advance
-Niall
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#10
Ok,
So here is what i have done:
i have copied the htaccess file to /downloads and edited the RewriteEngine to Off.
Is this what i ment to do?
Thanks in Advance
-Niall
No. The .htaccess in /download would have only that one line:

Code:
RewriteEngine Off
Or the other option is to edit XenForo's own .htaccess file.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#12
I see 2 issues in the photo you provided. The folder is Dowloads, not download

Notice the capital D and s on the end. Try domain.com/Downloads
Good catch. The .htaccess stuff shouldn't be necessary once you visit the correct URL (/Downloads with a capital D).