I'm using Freeform 4.1.8 and EE 2.8.1 . I have a Freeform form with an upload file field. It's uploading all files ok, except docx .

I've checked that docx is in the mimes.php file, the upload directory is set to all file types. I've tried adding in allowed_file_types="*" to Freeform but it's still not working.

My Freeform code looks like this:

 {exp:freeform:form collection="applications"
  admin_notify="[email protected]"
  admin_cc_notify="[email protected]"
  require_captcha="yes" }

My File upload Field looks like this:

 {freeform:field:upload_cv show="1" allowed_file_types="*"}

The error message I'm getting

Edit: I set up a Channel Form to see if I could upload docx files through that, and it worked fine. It looks like it's just Freeform that won't let me upload them.

  • Can you update your question to clarify: When you say "not working" what do you mean exactly?
    – AllInOne
    Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 16:45
  • Hi, I've edited the question to include a screenshot. I just get the screen above with the message.
    – Mark
    Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 17:10

2 Answers 2


Freeform 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 brought a number of bug fixes for upload handling (some reported by me). See the change log for details.

I'm not certain what you are seeing is a FreeForm bug but I would definitely recommend updating before going too deep into troubleshooting.

  • Hi, thanks for help. I've updated to 4.2.2 but the issue is still there. All files upload correctly, except .docx
    – Mark
    Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 11:23

Turns out it was a simple fix, In Freeform > Fields > Field Settings > Allowed File Types I had dox instead of docx.

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