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  3. Wednesday, February 08 2012, 04:45 AM
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Hi all,

I just tried to set search engine friendly URL's on my site. I clicked on both buttons to set this (Search engine friendly URL's? set to "yes" and URL rewriting set to "yes in global configuration). But I did not spot that I had to rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess before I did this. Now I am trying but cannot as there is already a file with this name. Now my site doesn't access anything but the homepage.

Shall i merge the two htaccess files and if so how do I do this?

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Hi Robert,

Thanks for clarifying that.

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Tristan,

You really are learning to tough way...great job hanging in there. Sometimes learning things this way makes you understand the system much better.

Just to clarify...

The htaccess.txt is normally the file you will find that is placed by Joomla on install. It has some of the Joomla specific info needed for your web server. You may or may not ever use this.

The EXISTING .htaccess file is usually what is placed in the skeleton web directory (public_html) by your host, and is often blank. This is why you might see it being 0kb in size.

Normal procedure is to either delete the existing .htaccess file and rename the htaccess.txt to .htaccess for use by Joomla....OR

copy the contents from htaccess.txt and paste into .htaccess.
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O.K. I fixed it by renaming the first file to htaccess-old, and then renaming the second file. It turns out you can do this after you have made both selections in administrator for SEO URL's.
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Hi all,

Just to clarify, I am using Joomla 2.5. I have two files both called htaccess in the public_html folder. One is called htaccess.txt and the file type is "file". The other is called .htaccess and the file type is "HTACCESS file". The latter is 0 bites and the former is 3194 bytes.
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