mod_rewrite .htaccess problem


System: Windows 2000 Server with Apache 1.3.33 PHP 4.4.0

I added a .htaccess file to one of my subdirectories with a mod_rewrite rule which worked perfectly.
I then deleted the file .htaccess, re-tested the page and the rule was still working!
I have subsequently rebooted the server twice, done a search of the entire hard disk for the .htaccess incase I did not delete it. I cannot find it.

I have no tried adding a new .htaccess file to the same directory with a different rule. But that rule does not work and the old one still takes effect.

Has anyone come across this problem before?

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Did you clear the browser cache, too?
NermalAuthor Commented:
I have even tried on multiple machines.

Have you checked the website configuration file to see if Overrides are allowed?  Is there a rule in the httpd.conf file that is taking precedence?

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