Redirect 301 for pages with blank spaces in names


When I do a redesign, I normally use a .htaccess file with redirects like this:

redirect 301 /oldfile.html

Normally this works fine, but the old file names have blank spaces in them. I can’t just add the blank spaces to the .htaccess file, and I’ve tried replacing the blank spaces with percentsign20, but it’s not working.

Has anyone been able to redirect filenames with blank spaces in them?

I’m hoping this is actually possible.


I found the solution here:

You add quotation marks around the file names and leave the blank spaces in:

redirect 301 “/old file.html”

Hope this helps someone else!