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404

Not Found

 
  Description  
     
 

The requested page does not exist on the server.

Some web servers provide additional information and/or a secondary error number. For example, 404.1. If this occurs, check the Internet solutions list for for a better explanation and solution.

 
 
   
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Windows
Server Error

404 - File or directory not found.

The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

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Not Found

The requested document was not found on this server.


Web Server at ...

 
 
Error messages will differ depending on the web server and if replaced by the web site designers.
 
   
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Fix Web Address
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Check the web URL address. Perhaps there is an typing error. For example, you might need a "https://" style address rather than "http://".

Also check if the address has a non-standard character. The only allowed characters are A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and the symbols $-_.+!*'() (a comma is not allowed).

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 8-Oct-2008
 
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Locate Cached Page
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If the page has been deleted from the server or it is not currently available you can try to get an achived copy. If you used a link from a search engine, you might be able to get some information by using the "cached" option.

You can also try viewing the site or page from an archive such as the WaybackMachine.

Most archives and cached versions only retains the site text. Graphics and other media objects are linked to the orignal site and may or may not be available.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 3-Dec-2009
 
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The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI. No indication is given of whether the condition is temporary or permanent. The 410 (Gone) status code SHOULD be used if the server knows, through some internally configurable mechanism, that an old resource is permanently unavailable and has no forwarding address. This status code is commonly used when the server does not wish to reveal exactly why the request has been refused, or when no other response is applicable.

(From Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1)
 
   
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  "404 Not Found" is supported by most Web Servers.

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

 
     
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