Showing a protected directory

I’ve been trying to figure out how to show a folder in an index listing that is protected…because mine always disappear.
So let’s say I have a folder protected with a user and password, but I still want the folder to appear listed with others so people know it still exists and can ask me for the user/pass to gain access.
It’s probably something really simple but I can’t figure it out. Any help is appreciated!

Hrm, I’m not sure why a protected folder wouldn’t show up in a folder list. Being protected doesn’t really do anything special aside from add a .htaccess file to it that asks for a password when viewing it. And Apache doesn’t read that .htaccess file unless you actually click the directory.

So I’m not sure why you wouldn’t be able to see if if you’re looking at a directory beneath it…


Hmm…well thank you anyway! I’ll keep looking around. I thought it was strange too.