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deny direct access to files via url

How do I prevent users from being able to access files in folders, like www.mydomain.com/folderOne/, www.mydomain.com/folderTwo/, www.mydomain.com/folderThree … and so on, deny all direct access to directory listing.

Cheers /Adam


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