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If you are using a hardened .htaccess file on your Joomla site, you may need to edit a line in that file before you are able to update to Joomla 4.0.4.

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- On rare occasions, you may need to change the .htaccess file in your Joomla site to update beyond Joomla 4.04.
- .htaccess files are configuration files that provide a way to make changes on a per-directory basis.
- If you have a hardened .htaccess file, you may need to modify it before updating Joomla.
- The hardened .htaccess file might have different rules than the common .htaccess file that Joomla ships with.
- If you're using the latest Akeeba Admin Tools, you likely don't need to worry about this issue.
- To check if you have the specific line in the .htaccess file that needs to be replaced, go to the Joomla GitHub page for more information.
- The .htaccess file for Joomla is typically located in the file manager of your web hosting account where your Joomla site is hosted.
- If you find the specific line in your .htaccess file, you should replace it with the appropriate line provided by Joomla based on your Joomla version.
- After making the change, your site should be able to update beyond Joomla 4.04.
- If you get the change wrong, your site will continue to work but may encounter problems updating to higher versions of Joomla.

Please note that this summary may not include all the details provided in the transcript, but it captures the main points related to making rare .htaccess file changes before updating Joomla.


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