Problem with browseing for photos to upload, Win7 &Firefox

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by KMoffett, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. KMoffett

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    I'm running Firefox 37.0.2 and Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
    When I click on Upload a File in replying to a post, the browser opens Windows Explorer. I can see the folders where the photos are, but when I open the folder, it shows no files. It has "All........" for the extension selection. This even though the files are there any other way I access them through Windows Explorer. I get this on at least two different computers, but not on any other Forums. ????

    Ken
     
  2. #12

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    When I want to upload a file, I either already have it in a search window or on the desktop. Then it's just a drag&drop away. I think the, "search window" to which I refer is an expression of, "Windows Explorer".
     
  3. KMoffett

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    Funny that this function works on other forums with XenForo, but not here.

    Ken
     
  4. #12

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    I'm here to testify that "this method" works here. Vista, Firefox.
     
  5. JohnInTX

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    #12 beat me to it but this worked just like you described.. Opens an explorer window - double click and there! Win7-64 Pro, FF 37.0.2. Are the picture types supported by the forum?
     
  6. KMoffett

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    Funny, "Upload a File" opens Libraries>Pictures, and photos in that directory show and I can upload them. But if I open any sub-folders they appear empty.

    Ken
     
  7. Alec_t

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    "Upload-a-file" works fine for me (Firefox 37.0.2, WinXPSP3)
     
  8. bertus

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    Hello,

    Sometimes the flashbased file manager seems to give some problems.
    You can remove the tick before the text "Use the Flash-based uploader to upload attachments" on the preferences page on your profile:
    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/account/preferences

    This helps in most cases.

    Bertus
     
  9. KMoffett

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    Thanks bertus. That works. But I wonder why the flash-based uploader works on all other forums, but not here.
    Well that solves my problem.

    Ken
     
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