Im using native EE image manipulations to create small images. How ever, EE saves the original files, and everyone can access to those.

I need to deny access to these original images but allow access to sub directories EE is created.

So, simple example: /myimages/_cropped/image.jpg and /myimages/_customsmall/image.jpg

Those are the files that I need to serve to visitors.

But I want to deny access to original images that are saved to /myimages/image.jpg

How this can be done with something like via htaccess? I've tried to google but did'nt find any articles about this. I do not wat to use any password protection, but deny from all (the main directory) and yet to allow needed sub directories.

Thanks in advance.

1 Answer 1


Easy peasy. Use .htaccess rules.

For /myimages/.htaccess:

Order deny,allow
Deny from all

for /myimages/whateverdirectory/.htaccess:

Order allow,deny
Allow from all
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    Thanks. Few first refreshes did show no-go but force refresh and works. Ah, good! :)
    – Riverboy
    Jul 19, 2015 at 19:53

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