I just updated from drupal core 7.14 to 7.17. I have a password protected folder on my server. On a private page i have paths to files in the private folder that are now sending me to a 401 redirect. I am putting the paths directly in the body of the node (not as a file field). eg Acting Out!. The files are all there and the path is correct.
Links to files in the non password protected directory are working fine. I contacted my host server and they said it was not their end it was likely in the drupal code. Does anyone have any idea what the problem is?