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404.7

File extension denied

 
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Likely the address line is mistyped with a wrong file extension, but it could be the web server is not configured properly.

 
 
   
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404.7 - File extension denied.

The specified file extension of the resource is not accepted by the server.

 
 
Error messages will differ depending on the web server and if replaced by the web site designers.
 
   
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The web server may be configured incorrectly. If this is the problem, the site owner/webmaster will have to fix the problem.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 8-Oct-2008
 
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Fix Address
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Correct the mistyped URL address with a valid file extension. For example, you mistyped:

http://www.SomeSite.com/index.htm1

Note the mistype at the end using a one instead of "L" as in "html".

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 17-Nov-2009
 
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You might notify the webmaster about the issue. Include the error number and the address (URL) where the error occurred along with any other relevant details.

Many sites use an email address in the form webmaster@sitename.com where you replace sitename.com with the web sites address (don't include a www). Keep in mind with the amount of spam, they may use a different address and/or it might get ignored. Check the websites' contact information to get reliable contact information.

 
   
 
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  technical detailsThe requested file name extension is not allowed.

(From Microsoft - The HTTP status codes in IIS 7.0)
Additional notes for the web server administrator - Microsoft Knowledgebase article 942045.

 
   
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  "404.7- File extension denied" is only supported by Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services) web server version 7 and later.

The four hundred series of errors indicate something was sent to the remote web server incorrectly.

 
     
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