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HTTP 401.3 error from - EditPlus



8:40 pm on Jan 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I am having the strangest new problem on my office computer and after pulling out my hair for a day and a half, I thought I might ask you if this is something anyone here know about -- and how to fix same...

XPPro/SP3, running IE8....

my scripting editor is EditPlus+ and I love it and yes it's been properly setup for years and serves .html, .asp, .php files perfectly...till yesterday!

anyways, yesterday for no reason, sometimes when I try to get the EditPlus+ to run a simple .html file, I now get this error --

You are not authorized to view this page
You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied.

Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button to try again with different credentials.
If you believe you should be able to view this directory or page, please contact the Web site administrator by using the e-mail address or phone number listed on the localhost home page.

HTTP 401.3 - Access denied by ACL on resource
Internet Information Services

Which is total bulls**t as far as I can tell. This always and only happens with a file name “index.html” do I get that error, ever time. Anything else that I save that file as ie jim.html or index.htm works perfectly….but not the index.html file...it's just that one single name that will not "work" in IIS?

If I copy and paste the total contents of the file into a brand new HTML file, and save it as index.html – it continues to give me that same error...but no errors ever for any other .html file…even with the same bloody content?


Google shows only years older items for this and YES, I’ve double and triple checked that my anon perms are perfect – they’re set exactly the same for index.htm and index.html – but the .html one chokes…

Any ideas here?



11:34 pm on Jan 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Since you have checked the user permissions, have you tried calling your page default.html instead of index ?
It's the same thing, the home page of a directory, and your system may be set to recognize default.


9:25 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

thanks..yup, knew that and it runs fine ie rename index to default and all is well....

it's just the WHY that this is happening to this one single file that has me stumped...it's like the file has been cached with a limited set of perms that I'm unable to over-ride...

if anyone EVER comes up with an answer - cause Google doesn't even have a single hit for this error -- then post here, okay?




12:09 am on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Have you checked the Default Document list for IIS on your computer ?

If you go to :
Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Internet Information Services

right-click on web site in the left column and select Properties.
A panel will open with several tabs, select Documents and check the list if index.html is amongst them, if not Add it.

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