React router route isn't working on reload

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I have used react router for routing my pages and it’s working perfectly fine in my local deployment but the deployed site have errors.

Suppose I have entered in my URL then I will be successfully able to access my site.

But if my entry point is Projectshala - All you need for your Project then it gives 404 error whereas if I go to and then navigate to /about page from within the navigation bar then it’s working perfectly.

This is not the issue in my local deployment.

To all who will be seeing this error in future.

To fix this error on Netlify you can use Netlify’s redirect feature.

Just create _redirects file in your Public folder and paste this in _redirects - /* /index.html 200.


Hey there, @dev-elixir :wave:

Thanks for coming back and sharing your solution! It will definitely be beneficial to folks who encounter a similar obstacle in the future.

Happy building :rocket: