I have been working on my clients site without a URL so to log in to the server we've been using the "ip address/~henryl" The client told me to make the site live by transferring over his domain name - nooo problem! Wait - YIKES! PROBLEM!! Part of the old URL stayed when I transferred the domain. I changed the $Base URL in the settings.php, I've commented out sections of the .htaccess - but now I can't even LOG IN to the site to fix the other issues I'm finding. When I log in, it just drops me back onto the same homepage. if I change the URL to include the "~henryl/" after the new domain name it does work to show me some back end areas. I don't know what I've done!! I ran a search on all my back end files and I can't find "~henryl" in any of the back code - so it has to be in the database somewhere - so obviously there's an option in drupal that I've changed and forgot about... dang!! Can anyone help?? I really have to fix the issues with my clients site. The site is www.hayfield.ca and for some reason I have 2 homepages www.hayfield.ca/~henryl

I'd appreciate ANY help!!!

Additional if I go to: "http://www.hayfield.ca/~henryl/admin/dashboard" it says that the page doesn't exist if I go to: "www.hayfield.ca/admin/dashboard" it says that I am not authorized to see the page - even though I'm logged in...

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    i know this could be a long shot, but, the mod-rewrite is enabled on the new domain? – Gnuget Jan 12 '13 at 3:13
  • Well you got me thinking so I went and looked - seemed to be working fine, but something wasn't right so I tried commenting out the "RewriteEngine on" in the .htaccess - uploaded it and it didn't work, then I uncommented the same line and uploaded it again - and low and behold now it's working.... perfectly... I'm at a loss as to what was actually wrong, but I'm soooo relieved that its working now! Thanks for the hint - it put me on the right path!! – everaftergraphics Jan 12 '13 at 3:59
  • Sounds like caching issues. – beth Jan 12 '13 at 7:33
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    @everaftergraphics If you found the answer to your own question, add it as an answer, not a comment. On Drupal Answers, it is OK to answer your own question-- and even encouraged! – Patrick Kenny Jan 12 '13 at 9:05
  • @PatrickKenny That comment doesn't sound like an answer. It just says that .htaccess has been edited to comment out a directive, then edited to add back that directive. – kiamlaluno Jan 12 '13 at 12:26

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