I'm wondering if someone could tell a newbie how to place his own documents in a password protected folder in his public_html folder. I want to be able to access my word, excel docs, etc. from the web. I have set up the password protected folder and written the html,

<a href="http://mywebsite/Administrator">Administrator</a>

but when I click on the link and enter the password, I get a 404. The password is fine, I'm sure it's that need some type of shell in which my documents can actually be seen to me. Any recommendations would be appreciated.