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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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White Screen of Death Syncing Files

I'm trying to sync my folders using the "Sync" feature in File Manager, but as soon as I press it, then on the next screen, hit Submit... I get the EE White Screen?! Why would it do this? It's only ...
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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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Mystery {filedir_N} appearing in closing HTML tags

I have been tasked with upgrading EE for a new client. Upon viewing the content directly in the database - I am seeing, within each closing html tag {filedir_15}. For example: <h3>This is some ...
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EE 2.7 and File Sync

So I'm not sure what is going on with EE 2.7.0 but the File Sync seems to be a bit whacky. I have 15 files uploaded to my remote server: Then when I go to File Upload Preferences and click ...
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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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Upload field has disappeared in WYGWAM

My client has alerted me that some time in the last 2-3 months, they've lost the ability to upload files directly through WYGWAM. I've updated WYGWAM to its most recent version, and disabled any ...
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EE 2.5.3 "no access to the directory specified for this field" error when updating entries

An ExpressionEngine install has begun to throw a "no access to the directory specified for this field" error when my client and I try to save updated entries. The error relates to three optional ...
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Auto-synchronize an upload directory

Does anyone know a way to automatically synchronize a file directory? Possibly through a cron? I need to have an image manipulation done to the member photo directory, and I don't see a way to do ...
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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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Restrict Members to their own files

I want to have members register, then be able to publish content to a channel. That works fine, however when a user accesses the file manager to upload an image they have access to all images uploaded ...
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Creating Links To Uploaded Files (non-Image) Within Entries

I know this may be a silly question, but since I'm new to EE, my client has a requirement of creating links within their entries to files uploaded to the file library. Since we are using the URL ...
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Share upload locations MSM

Is there a way to share upload locations between MSM sites, or to sync the dirs for both sites? If not, is there another module that can do this?
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How can I get the length (duration) of an audio file?

I'm pulling media files (audio and video) into a template with Assets add-on. It doesn't appear to have the ability to grab the length (duration) of the media being uploaded. Is there a quick and easy ...
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"No file" error when trying to upload files via the file manager

I'm getting a "No file" error when trying to upload files via the native file manager. You can see the browser uploading the image but then you get the rather unhelpful red error message. I was able ...
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document management solution for EE with folder tree upload drag n drop

I'm looking for a solution that would enable site admins to upload folders and files á la an FTP client or dropbox via a drag and drop interface. I've had a look at assets but it doesn't seem to ...
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Link to non-image files in the File Manager?

My client recently upgraded to EE2 from EE 1.7 and they lost the ability to directly get the link to non-image files (like PDFs) in the File Manager. They need this feature to insert into their email ...
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empty thumbnails

I've just installed assets 205 on EE 255 and am having a strange issue. the regular file manager works fine but the assets view shows blank boxes for all of the images. It has file names, sizes, and ...
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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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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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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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Filemanager API

Does somebody knows, if there is such an API for the filemanager. Just simple upload a file (simply as base64_encode(file_get_contents())) not via a form. Let me know.
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Use categories for default FileManager

Is it possible in ExpressionEngine 2.x to manage your uploaded files and images with categories? So when een customer add a new image in the default FileManager, they can select one categorie (like ...
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Image upload thumbnail error for one upload directory but not another

There are similar questions on this site but both seem to be Windows related. This is Ubuntu 12.04. On EE 2.5.1, I have two upload directories configured: $config['upload_preferences'] = array( ...
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Is there an alternative to using file manager for this scenario?

Here is the scenario: I want to store files (PDFs, DOCX, etc.) using Amazon S3 or similar I want members to login to my site and download these files via a url The link needs to be scrambled ie. www....
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Purge all unused files/assets from file manager?

Is there a way I can purge all unused files/assets via the file manager? I'd like to clean up some directories for a client? If not, is there a query I could use to find out which files are unused? ...
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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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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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Migration from File Manager to Assets

I am working on a fully-developed site that is currently live, with hundreds, perhaps thousands of images and files in preset folders using File Manager in EE. As a pre-purchase question, I guess... ...
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Assets Blank not Updating after migration

Migrated to a new server and my server path has changed. I changed the path in all the file upload preferences etc. but Pixel and Tonic Assets seems to want to hold on to the original path. If I ...
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File Uploads Not Being Stored in Entry ID Folder

I've created a File Upload Directory called Films where images for Film Channel Entries are stored. The upload works and displays correctly in my templates, but I noticed in the Upload Directory that ...
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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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file manager doesn't display subfolder

Using Expresso I want to insert an image from a sub-folder of the upload directory. But the file manager doesn't display the subfolders, even after to synchronize the files. I tried many settings with ...
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Wygwam is not saving images

I uploaded an image in the file manager, when I edit my channel entry and use the image icon inside of the wygwam editor window i find the file and it previews correctly. I add it to the page and ...
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Save template as a file error - due to MAMP?

In Template Manager I am trying to save my template (site/index) as a file. When I click update I get this error: unable to save your template as a text file I have asked around and searched and ...
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Protocol agnostic server paths and facebook images in links

I had a fun time tracking this down. Every time I would copy/paste a link from a site's blog, the title would display, the link would display, but the images would return nothing. The link was correct ...
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Best practices for handling paths in File Manager with MSM?

I have a secondary site in an MSM install (EE2.5.5). In EE's File Manager, I have paths like this: /assets/foldername http://site2.com/assets/foldername This works fine when using a File fieldtype, ...
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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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Replace a file / image in File Manager?

I think the answer to this is "no", but is there any way in File Manager to replace an uploaded image? So if an image is used somewhere on the site, and we want to just replace it with a new one, ...
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expression engine upload file types

At the moment I can only set this to 'all file types' or 'images only' but would like to specify a small list (.doc, .docx, .pdf) for some documents, is this possible?
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File manager navigation/pagination doesn't work

I have a wierd problem with my 2.4.0 install. After I moved servers my file manager navigation/pagination (1,2,3) and the "thumbnail" option in the dropdown selection stopped working. Clicking a ...
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Assets UI fails (goes white) on local/dev, but works perfectly on prod

I've got an odd issue where essentially the same Assets on production works fine, but fails on local/dev. Asset's native file manager does not display any images and just spins Inline-file manager ...
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File manager issues since upgrade to 2.6.1

I recently upgraded to 2.6.1 and i have had a few buggy issues in file manager since. Firstly i get a white screen of death on file sync and also when i click on a image link in the file manager table ...
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How to pull and host an image file pulled from DataGrab[EE module] instagram feed

I am having trouble pulling images into my site using the DataGrab module. I am pulling in all the data just fine- including the image URL. But I need to take that url and pull the image to my own ...
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Language File Issue (File Manager Related)

I am working on a site that I recently updated from 2.1.4 to 2.5.5. I am noticing that certain menu titles and field titles associated with the file manager module are not being pulled from the ...
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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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File Upload Filename Issues

I think I’ve found a possible bug when uploading files via a template form (both channel and Freeform Pro forms). When a file is uploaded with the same name as an existing file a number is appended ...
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Matrix Multi-Upload does not populate Matrix rows

Just installed Matrix & Matrix Multi-Upload but cannot get it to work on my EE system. Installed EE Version: 2.5.2 The fields have been created as instructed but the images dont seem to populate ...
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Getting image files for META tags if in entry

Basic blog setup using Wygwam for the primary field in the entry. Inside the file management, I have Image Manipulations set to manipulate any images uploaded and used formatted for social media. For ...
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Moving from EE file manager to Assets inside Matrix

I have been moving from EE file manager to Assets on a few sites without problems. The images turn up in the assets channel fields and all looks good. But now I tried changing a field inside Matrix. ...
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Assets Uploads files but says an error occured

In Assets I can get a response by uploading an image to my 'files' folder, it tells me my thumbs isn't writable but it is. When I go to upload anything else it just keeps spinning like it's doing ...
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