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When attempting to access a particular web page, I keep getting a 404 Error Code. What does this mean?

The error code "HTTP Error 404" or "404 Not Found" is the web server's way of telling you that the file requested (either typed into the browser's location bar as part of a URL or included in an HTML link as part of the code) does not exist. Further three digit HTTP error codes are used when the file requested is unavailable for other reasons.

If you see this error, please check that you have typed in the URL correctly. If you get this error when clicking on a link, please contact the editor of the website upon which the link appeared to let them know that the page no longer exists.

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Created by Leila Burrell-Davis on 27 July 2001 and last updated by Richard Byrom-Colburn on 31 October 2016