Hide some files from robots

How to hide .sql files on a website from robots.
Shared hosting.  I can not store files on a lower directory.

.sql file must stay in folder.

Please do not say to delete .sql file
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rgb192Asked:
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PortletPaulfreelancerCommented:
What facilities do you have access to in the shared hosting (e.g. cPanel)
and: Do you know what type of web server is being used? (e.g. Apache)

if Apache; a .htaccess file could be to deny access like this:

<FilesMatch "\.(htaccess|htpasswd|sql|ini|log|sh|inc|bak)$">
Order Allow,Deny
Deny from all
</FilesMatch>

note: a spider (robot) should honour robots.txt but there is no guarantee they all will
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Why must the .sql file stay in the folder?  No database that I know of can directly use a *.sql file.  Such files are used for import and export, not for normal operations.

One option is to put the files in a password protected directory.  That will prevent external access while allowing access to files on the web server.
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4umCommented:
Add one line to Robots.txt file ,

User-agent: *
Disallow: /Foldername/

eg:- Your folder name is "junk". then edit  to.

User-agent: *
Disallow: /junk/
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Ray PaseurCommented:
If you do not have any anchor tags (links) to the files, you will have hidden them effectively from the robots.  Robots can only find the files that are linked; they cannot make up names and guess.
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rgb192Author Commented:
shared hosting has an .htaccess file

I like this answer the best
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