I am more or less a beginning developer and don't know the most about permissions, etc. When I have made websites and made them visible to the public I often have several old files still hosted in the online folders. If none of the links on my website point toward these obsolete files then how are my users finding them? I know they are finding them because I get error messages emailed to me when errors occur (obviously would happen a lot when someone is trying to execute an obsolete script).
How do they even know that these files are there? I was under the impression that you would need FTP access to even be able to see what files are or are not in a folder? I know when I try to FTP myself into my websites it asks me for login name and password (which I actually have since I made the darned thing).
Edit: Actually apparently you can look at the folders through the HTTP method. Is there a way to make it so that users cannot see the the existence and names of the specific files in the folders? If I change "Read" permissions to the folder would that do the trick or do I just need to individually change permissions for all files that are obsolete?
For reference my website is http://www.danconia.us
and one folder, for instance would be http://www.danconia.us/users