How do I remove the .html file extension from my website links?

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I'm looking for someway to remove the .html from my website links so my customers can do www.mysite/survey instead of www.mysite/survey.html which does not look right. Can someone help me?
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I don't see either one.
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Explain please... I have a page on my site www.springprairiemeats.com/survey and i have to type in www.SPringPrairieMeats.com/survey.html to get to the site if I do not add the .html I get a 404 page not found. How do I tell the site that if the customer types the name without the .html that this is the page I want?
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This is not possible on the older Sitebuilder programs. You must have the .html. If you create a new site using the new Websitebuilder, then adding the .html is not necessary. The extension does still exist, but you do not have to type it in. This is a change from older programs to newer.
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I am using the online site builder. Is that not current/new? Is there any way to solve this?
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You are using the online version of Sitebuilder. To use the new Websitebuilder you must create a brand new site. I am sorry, but there is no way to convert existing sites, and Sitebuilder sites must use the .html. All web pages on Homestead and most in other hosts have the .html on the pages, but they are not displayed. This is how newer programs work, but not Sitebuilder. Unfortunately, creating a new site is the way to do this.
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I have read about modifying the .htaccess file. How would this work, or do I not have access to this file?
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There is no .htaccess file on Homestead. This can only be done by creating a new site with Websitebuilder. I can't be done on Sitebuilder sites. I am sorry.

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