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after searching I didn't find an answer still confused of how do I hide the
-> wp-content
--> uploads
--> themes
--> plugins
-> wp-includes in browser. What I want is when viewer browse some like this: http://www.mysite.ext/wp-content they will see an error: You don't have permission to access this page.
Other said that just upload index.html or index.php with .htaccess in the folder you want to hide. But what if I have many subfolder inside wp-content I will do that every folder manually? Or there is a way either in cpanel, or in .htaccess ? Suggestion please, thanks.

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Use in your .htaccess:

Options -Indexes

… to disable directory listings. See the Apache manual for details.

To restrict the access just to two URLs you might use:

RedirectMatch 204 ^/wp-content/$
RedirectMatch 204 ^/wp-content/dir/$

204 is the No Content response. Very fast. :)

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:) I got an internal server error when I use the <Directory /wp-content/>Options -Indexes</Directory>, I place that in root .htaccess and wp-content folder has index.html. –  jho1086 Nov 13 '12 at 10:28
    
Of course you did. Directory is not allowed in a .htaccess. Just use this one line I posted, unless you need directory listings in a child directory. –  toscho Nov 13 '12 at 10:37
    
oh, my apology. The Options -Indexes didn't do something like this: prevents access to any URL-path that begins in /wp-content. In particular, it will apply to requests for mysite.ext/wp-content, mysite.ext/wp-content123, and mysite.ext/wp-content/dir/file.html as well as any other requests starting with the /wp-content string. –  jho1086 Nov 13 '12 at 11:33
    
So you want to disallow requests to your stylesheets, theme images, plugin files, the media library and other uploads? Why? –  toscho Nov 13 '12 at 11:39
    
no, only the mysite.ext/wp-content and mysite.ext/wp-content/dir. :) –  jho1086 Nov 13 '12 at 11:54
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