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File Manager is the area in the ExpressionEngine control panel where files can be uploaded, deleted, searched and managed.

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New Filemanager in EE7 and Assets-Addon

For years we are using the Assets-Addon by EEHarbor as our filemanager. Now we have a rather big file-structure with maybe 4000, 5000 files (mostly images). Now with EE7 a new Filemanager has been ...
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Embedcode doesn't display channel file input

if I use {embed="store/something"} and use {field:photo} inside something it doesn't appear but if I goto something directly the {field:photo} is visible and works fine. Is this a bug??? EE6
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A jpg upload triggers: File Not Allowed

After upgrading to 2.10.3, my client can no longer upload anything via the File Manager - not even a vanilla 24kb jpg. "File not Allowed" appears in red letters in the modal window where the file is ...
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Can File Manager sort or filter by file size?

I'd like to review big files, either by sorting or filtering. Is there any way to do this in EE's File Manager? Using EE 5.3.2.
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File Structure in EE

Just downloaded EE. Looking to use it for a project. I'm confused on there default file structure, I've found where my template lives... I'm just confused on all the other junk in the way. I would ...
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Can a member group upload a file in an entry, but not access File Manager?

I have a member group where a member can only edit their own entries. Their entry contains a File field. I thought if I went to the Upload Directory preferences and select their group to access this ...
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Can I see a file's public URL from inside File Manager?

In EE2 I used to be able to mouse-over a file in File Manager to see its public URL. But in EE5 I only see control panel-based URLs (for edit or download). While I can naturally go into the Edit ...
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Use the same Assets library across multiple sites

I'm developing two sites to work off the Multi-Site Manager in EE 5.2.2 and ideally would like them to share the same image library as the same logos, adverts and some other images are used on both ...
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Mass upload of images?

I am new to EE and I am only using a free version of EE 3.3. Nevertheless, I have noticed that you can only upload one image at a time for the file manager. Is any other way to create a drag and drop ...
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File Manager and Assets Sub Folders

I am having an issue with Assets sub folders and Expression Engine File Manager. I have a folder called photos. In assets i create sub folders more for organisation purposes as having lots of images ...
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"File Upload" box appearing at bottom of Publish Page

I'm having an issue where the "File Upload" is appearing at the bottom of the publish page. There is quite a few JS errors in the console, but I'm unsure what files are causing this. I though this ...
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Error in Control Panel Channel Entries Pages: "EE.grid is not a function"

Using EE 5.2.1 I've been working with a custom module for the last few days and haven't been in the control panel so I'm not sure when this problem started but I think it has to do with me making a ...
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CRUDL Interface for Custom Data and Files: The Correct Way

I am creating a web app that will: Take parameters in a form submission Run an action which will query an api to retrieve report data based on those parameters Save that report as a file along with ...
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Migration from Assets to native File Manager

Is there an easy way to migrate Asset-Fields to the native File Manager without loosing the referenced Image?
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File upload not working in expressionengine 2.10.0

i just got expression engine 2.10.0 and i made a channel with a file upload field, when i try to upload file i click on Add File> Upload File> Brows, after selecting my file when i click on ...
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Files displaying in File Manager even though they don't exist

I must have at some point manually deleted images via FTP in my image file directories. In the file manager, even after 'syncing' the directory, those files that no longer exist are still displayed. ...
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"Thumbnail could not be created for the image." Error

I've recently migrated a site, and now when uploading pictures through the file manager in Wygwaym images large enough to require a thumbnail cannot be uploaded, very small images, however, can be. I'...
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Server error caused by file upload

I've got a client who has been trying to upload huge audio files via FTP and then syncing the files in the file manager. The client has found accessing the file manager results in a server 500 error. ...
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EE3 - When image description is blank, use title field

I'm running into a roadblock here. Basically my client wants to use the "description" field of a file as the alt text, unless it isn't filled out, then he wants it to fall back to the page title. I am ...
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File Download from File Manager

I need to download all the files I have uploaded to my site. It will take forever for them to download through the file manager. What is the best way for me to get them downloaded and how?
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This form has expired. Please refresh and try again. in EE 3.0.5 File Manager

Attempting to upload a file in EE3 file manager triggers an error that says 'This form has expired. Please refresh and try again'. I have tried some config solutions that seem to have worked from EE2 ...
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Getting images out of the system

I updated ee to v2.10.1 I have an image with umlauts in the filename which I'm unable to remove. The .jpg file is not present, but still in the filemanager Synchronizing the upload folder doesn't ...
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Have WYGWAM image insert be able to select from multiple directories

I am currently using WYGWAM 3.3.3 with EE 2.11.1. I have WYGWAM using EE's file manager. Currently with file manager there are 6 different folders they can upload images and pdf's to. When they ...
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EE3 Replace Image in File Manager

How do you replace a file in fine manager in ee3? I cant believe this is not possible, there must be a way. :/
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Make File manager files downloadable

How do you make the files of a specific file manager downloadable? For example, lets say you have a file manager which is just for PDFs. What tag do you use for making the PDFs downloadable? I feel ...
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Remove query string from images in the file manager

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 ...
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Possible to template without access to the server?

Is it possible (or even ideal) to template or even make a file manager within Expression Engine without access to the server? I was given the challenge to this recently with no success (and ALOT of ...
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HTTP ERROR 500 when editing entry with image in EE2

Updated from EE 2.7.3 to 2.11.3. Entries with a fieldtype of file for images that have a image in place can now not be opened to edit them. They give a HTTP ERROR 500. Entries without an image in ...
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Easy creation of new file upload directory per entry instead of per channel?

I want to know if there is a way to create unique file upload directories that are assigned PER ENTRY, instead of assigned to a channel? I have a channel named "Projects" and each entry will have a ...
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Moved site on same server and lost all files in file manager and file upload prefs

I have a subdomain “dev.” where the site was working fine. I then created a new subdomain on the same server called “staging” and copied all my site files from dev into that. I also created a new ...
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Cannot Upload File Thumbnail could not be created for the image. Please make sure the thumbnail directory is writable

EE 3.4.0 Windows 10 So I haven't seen this stick it's head out of the closet in a while... I know it's discussed frequently, but nothing is allowing this to go through. Channel Images is fine, ...
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Edit a image upon uploading

Is it possible to upload an image with the ability to edit it's opacity, screen tints, etc? (Not just cropping?) Do I really need an add-on for that? -signed A Struggling novice of EE.
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File upload error for editors

I recently ran into this issue on two installs. Both latest EE3. I create a member group called Editors who manage site content. Assign all File upload rights to them, yet they can't upload files. The ...
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file_after_save Hook - Does it run when Synchronising a directory of files?

I am using this plugin here to compress images throughout my site: https://bitbucket.org/bulldogcreative/tinypng/src Ideally I would like to synchronise a directory of existing images through that ...
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Image uploads, but the modal doesn't update

Using EE 2.8.1 with the default file field. When uploading an image the modal changes to just have the blank modal with spinner screen (attached). It does actually upload though - but the user has to ...
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Channel Form only accepting Image Uploads

I've configured a channel form with the goal of receiving applications for employment. Part of this process means the user should have the ability to upload a pdf or word document to the channel. ...
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EE 2.2.2, member group unable to access file manager

I have a site running ee 2.2.2. I've set up a new member group, but this group cannot see the file manager or upload files. I've checked the group settings as below: Can access CONTENT: File ...
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CK Finder Upload Plugin not loading in Opera

Just back to work from the Christmas break and for some reason when I try to upload images in the CK Finder File Manager I get a message saying "Couldn't load plugin", this only seems to be in Opera ...
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File Manager, unable to edit file

I'm using EE 2.8.1, I can't edit a file in file manager. If I go to: Content > Files > File Manager. Select and file and under the Actions column, select edit, I get a page saying I'm not authorised ...
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Wygwam shows only PDF files but no images

I just downloaded the newest Wygwam 4.0.1 and installed it into a working EE 3.1.2 installation. When trying to select an image through Wygwam the file manager only shows PDF files. Anyone any clue ...
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Can't display modified category image file

I know this was addressed in older versions of EE, but I was hoping it was finally fixed in EE3. I have a manipulation set for files in the file location. The manipulations are being made as set, ...
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How to use Solspace Importer for files

How can I use Solspace Importer to recognize uploaded files (that are already available in the file manager)? Possible ways: Use the filename? Use some file ID? Use the files entry name? I couldn't ...
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File names with special characters

If a channel entry uses a file that has been uploaded that contains special characters (I've noticed this so far with brackets and commas), it now produces a PHP error saying the file does not exist. ...
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Missing thumbnails in Assets

Images were working in EE's native File Manager, but were blank in Assets. I checked all the usual suspects, reindexed them with native EE File Manager and Assets, but the problem persisted. Andris at ...
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Use of undefined constant FILEINFO_MIME_TYPE

I'm currently testing a site (EE 2.10.1) and getting a string of the following errors when trying to do anything with image uploads. A PHP Error was encountered Severity: Notice Message: Use of ...
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Expression Engine file manager - Error on browsing uploaded images

I'm running EE v2.10.1 After a migration the File Manager, while selecting a file in an entry, stopped functioning. The File Manager opened via Content -> Files -> File manager gives no issues. When ...
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File Manager prepending "default" to all filenames

I'm running EE 2.9.3 -- File Manager is adding the text "default" to the front of every filename when I upload files. I've looked in the File Upload Preferences but see nothing which would cause this. ...
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Credit information from uploaded image

How can I pull back the {description} information from an uploaded image. Bearing in mind I'm pulling back an image manipulation of the original? <img src="{recipe-thumbnail:small}" alt="{...
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Undefined variable: whitelist whenever trying to interact with files

For some reason im getting these errors whenever i interact with the file manager A PHP Error was encountered Severity: Notice Message: Undefined variable: whitelist Filename: libraries/Mime_type.php ...
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File upload not working in expressionengine 2.10.1

I tried uploading a file with a file upload field and with the native File Manager. EE will not respond at all, no pop-up window whatsoever. All permissions are right and upload destination is ok. ...