Web servers are more or less like a hard disk in our computers. We’ll have lots of files, folders, directories. Likewise, some are public and some are private. Public files, directories are open to everyone but private ones are not. But private files and directories are still findable. And hackers can utilize these anytime to attack your site precisely.
Even if something like that doesn’t happen, it’s always a good practice to know what’s happening inside your website or blog. So you need to know which files, directories are hidden in your web server and you need to manage them accordingly.
Here I’ll show you the easiest way to find hidden files and directories in your web server.
How To Find Hidden Files And Directories
We’ll use an online tool called URL FuzzerTool. Scantrics.io provides this service.
Go to URL FuzzerTool. Put your website address in the URL box. Then click on ‘Run Basic Scan’. (To ‘Run Advanced Scan’, you’ll need to have a business email address.)
It will take 20 – 30 minutes to process. Once it’s done, you can see the hidden files and directories. You can download the results as a PDF file by clicking on the ‘Download Report’ button.
This tool uses a custom built word-list for discovering hidden files and directories. They also show their HTTP response code. Using this tool you can get to know your website better and secure your files and directories from hackers or malicious attacks.
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