I am trying to install Wordpress, but the error message listed below appears. What do you recommend I do?

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Patrick Painter / 5 Points
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2012-10-31 7:50 pm EST
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The following errors were found :

Installation cannot proceed because the following files already exist in the target folder :
.htaccess
Please delete these files or choose another folder.OR
Select the checkbox to overwrite all files and continue

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johnpaulb-whh2
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2012-11-01 8:44 am EST
Hello Patrick,

Thank you for your question regarding the installation of wordpress.

This error is because Wordpress wants to replace the existing .htaccess file.

If you don't have anything custom coded in the existing .htaccess, it is okay to delete or overwrite it.

You can also rename it, something like: .htaccess.old

That way it is still accessible at a later time.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul

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