this might sound silly but I can't find help in the documentation. When I upload images in the File Manager, their URL automatically gets a query string at the end, which I would like to remove. Do you know how to do that?

I'm running version 2.9.0,

what happens is that if I copy the link address of an image file from the file manager, the URL I get is something like this: http://www.ecfr.eu/page/-/Luxembourg.jpg?v=1483717036

having a query an version number that I'd like to remove as I'm not using any form of automatic image sizing

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    Can you edit your question with example of URL (or screenshot) and EE version you are using? Jan 5, 2017 at 11:28
  • Hi! I've added some informatino, I would not know what to screenshot really though!
    – Lorenzo
    Jan 9, 2017 at 10:05
  • Thanks for adding more info. Please find my answer below. :) Jan 10, 2017 at 5:25

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Thank you for adding more information in question:

The answer is "YES", You can remove Versioning query string from your file link.

Follow this steps:

  1. Open FTP and go to your EE site.
  2. Go to system > expressionengine > controllers > cp
  3. Open file Named content_files.php.
  4. On line number "370" (Line number may change) you will find $r['file_name'] array.
  5. Change the value file_location.'?v='.$file['modified_date'], to $file_location,

Note: This is core file change. Update of EE will loose the changes. Do not do this until you have no other choice.

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