File Not Found


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File Not Found

An error message that means the operating system cannot locate the file you have specified.
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Some days it seems to be the omnipresent "File not Found" page--the 404 error-message page.
Or think of it this way: When you head off to see some futuristic movie, do you want to dream of the talking computers of Star Trek or one with a big screen emblazoned with the words "Click HERE to enter." (And then, of course, "404 File Not Found.")
Finally, test for dead hyperlinks--visitors should never get "file not found" messages or "broken image link" icons.
File not found." message on the World Wide Web, you have learned to remove the right-most directory paths from URLs to increase your chances of locating the information you seek.
But don't be surprised if you occasionally find that pointing to a URL or clicking a link takes you nowhere, or produces cryptic error messages such as "file not found on this server" or "unable to resolve IP address." The World Wide Web doesn't have an official motto, but if it did it would probably read something like "Visit the Web--Where the Magic Sometimes Doesn't Work!"