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301 Redirect from www.domain.com/folder to www.domain.com/folder/index.html

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I have a site that i am trying to do some redirects for.
The site currently has some linking partners who, for various reasons, can't change the URL.
the old url is something like
www.domain.com/Folder

I need it to point to :
www.domain.com/Folder/index.html

I have tried it using
redirect 301 /Folder/$ http://www.domain.com/Folder/index.html 

but it didn't work.
 
I also tried
redirect 301 /Folder$ http://www.domain.com/Folder/index.html and that didn't work either.
 
I also tried putting a .htaccess file in the folder but it didn't work either.
If there is a way to force the folder to go to the index file without having to type in index.html into the URL, that would be great too!
Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!
 
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Question by:Caiapfas
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by:rhickmott
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Try

redirect 301 /Folder http://www.domain.com/Folder/index.html 
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by:Caiapfas
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already tried that. when i do, it causes the browser to load a white page or a 404 error
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caterham_www earned 500 total points
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You must use RedirectMatch here, if /Folder/ is identical. In order to use this directive in a .htaccess file, make sure you've set AllowOverride to FileInfo in your httpd.conf. Otherwise this directive will be ignored in a .htaccess file.

redirectmatch 301 ^/Folder/?$ http://www.domain.com/Folder/index.html 
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by:www-i-p-mu
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hi Caiapfas,

try using this .htaccess file

<LIMIT GET POST>
order deny,allow
deny from all
allow from none
</LIMIT>
ErrorDocument 403 http://www.domain.com/Folder/index.html

hope this will helps

when accessing the folder where you will place the .htaccess file it will redirect the user to http://www.domain.com/Folder/index.html
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