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Broken Products and Categories link after migration


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Hello everyone,

My client's osCommerce store was hosted on a private server for more than 4 years. Now suddenly we had to make some changes. Domain name was transferred, nameservers changed and finally got the domain point to my shared hosting account on GoDaddy.

Then I uploaded the earlier exported .sql file to Godaddy's DB so that I get all my data.

Now I got the osCommerce working but the links are broken.


Categories, products, add-to-cart and all other dynamic links shows "Oops! This link appears to be broken."

Whereas pages such as "About US" and all works.


Have a look here: http://www.chandrikamasala.com/catalog/index.php


The hyperlink in categories points to http://www.chandrikamasala.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/xx (xx = 2 digit number)

As far as I remember, this is the original link structure of osCommerce, isn't it? Then why the problem?

I'm sure I haven't added any SEO-friendly-url contribution. So what could be the issue?


Anything in .htaccess? As of now, it's blank.



Please help me out. I need to get this sorted asap.


Thanks a lot.



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In your Admin, set 'Use Search-Engine Safe URLs (still in development)' to false.


Save it.


Sometimes you have to set 'Use Cache' to false (or better yet clear the cache in the admin) to see any change.

If I suggest you edit any file(s) make a backup first - I'm not perfect and neither are you.


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