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I have several .pdb files, which should be viewed in my website by clicking a link on a page. But when a pdf file opens, in the address bar it is visible the directory where all .pdf files reside. SO if the user will write in address bar he will see and be able to download all files at once. But I don't want! When I [chmod 644 myDir], the files become not visible even for my site - i.e. you can not open them by clicking the link I have mentioned. How to solve this problem?

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Using .htaccess you can block it like this:

Options -Indexes

If you want to prevent users from being able to access those files without first being authenticated see this answer.

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You should disallow directory browsing. There are a few ways you could to that, depending upon what sort of access you have to the server, but using htaccess is the simplest.

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Create an empty file named 'index.html' in your myDir folder. Anyone visiting that folder will then see a blank screen instead of a directory listing.

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