Stopping mod_rewrite on certain directories?

I have a mod_rewrite script that changes query string URLs into directories. The problem is I just added a real directory, and mod_rewrite confuses it with a query string URL. Is there a way to say if the url is requesting /thisdirectory/ or anything in /thisdirectory/ to just go to that directory?
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RewriteRule ^directory  - [L]

above your RewriteRules to skip them.
NickMaton12757Author Commented:
That makes work, but it still doesn't like
The regEx uis open to rthe right side, so it should catch every filepath starting with directory. Do you have othr .htaccess files in place? Check the RewriteLog.

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