03 Sep 2010
22 May 2013
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We have an existing web site that is entirely HTML, CSS, Images, etc with no CMS and no server side code at all. In this site we have a folder off the root called /help/. In this help folder are hundreds of plain HTML files with images, etc and no server side code at all.
So we developed a new sitefinity site to replace the old static site, but we kept the /help folder at the root. Nothing in this folder is related to sitefinity, nor managed by sitefinity. All of the sitefinity site features on the front end work fine. Users can see the site and all works. But when you try to navigate to anything in /help/index.html - those give an error:
"The page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred."
We have custom errors off in web.config and have tried to turn off friendly messages in IE.
It seems like sitefinity is trying to interpret the HTML files and do something with them instead of just letting IIS handle the files.
Any idea why this might be happening?