Please excuse my ignorance about .htaccess I have discovered that it is very easy to set up a .htaccess directory at my host, but was wondering how secure these folders actually are. For example, my client wants to put up a copy of his passport in there so that if he loses it whilst flying around the world he can just download a copy from anywhere to help with sorting out a new one. Obviously he does not want every Tom, Dick and Harry getting their hands on a copy. So would it be safe to put it in a .htaccess directory? Secondly, are search engines able to spider .htaccess directories? Thanks Lisa.