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    How to rewrite/redirect a folder name with .htaccess


    I have a folder in my site that I want to rename. I donít want to just rewrite the URL and keep my old folder name, I want to change the folder name and then do whatever is necessary with .hataccess to not lose search engine rankings. The folder name I want to change has a space in it and also is misspelled (whoops x2)

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    Mysite.com/old foldr/page.html

    Mysite.com/newfolder/page.html

    How would I go about doing this with .htaccess? Do I just switch the folder name on my server and then set up a redirect, or do I do a rewrite? Sorry now familiar with the terms or .htacces.

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    How about creating a new folder?
    Clearly, you would want to redirect all your material from the old folder to the new folder; to redirect all files in the folder to the new folder/ directory in .htaccess, try this:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule ^old\ foldr/(.*) /newfolder/$1 [R=301,NC,L]


    This should also account for the space in the name and you can move all your files.
    The redirecting of your files is only to avoid your user having to see an "error" page.

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