Is it safe to delete _private, _vti_... directories?


New member
In my public_html directory I have a bunch of directories: _private, _vti_bin, _vti_cnf, _vti_log, _vti_pvt, and _vti_txt. Some of them are empty, some contain .htaccess files, and others contain more files including password files.

I believe these are used for FrontPage Extensions. If this is correct and I have no need for FrontPage Extensions, then is it safe to delete those directories?


New member
I would like to extend this question. Is the default content of .htaccess file associated with those FrontPage extensions as well? I have already removed several other files that I thought to have something to do with FrontPage but I have been hesitating whether I can remove contents of .htaccess file and those directories mentioned above.


Staff member
Agreed with vgogo. I'd be inclined not to touch the contents of an .htaccess file either. Unless there is a very good reason to do so.