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  • TRIPLE X-X-X Uploads ???

    In the file upload options area on my control panel it states the following:


    Valid Extensions
    Valid extensions that uploads may have. Separate each item with a space. For each extension, you should have a file in the /images/attach/ folder called xxx.gif where xxx is the extension of the file. This allows you to have an icon for each file type.


    The file types I have selected as allowable in the next option box on my board are:
    gif jpg png txt bmp jpeg
    What does it mean when it states that "For each extension I should have a file in the /images/attach folder called xxx.gif?

    Does this mean that once I turn on the uploads feature of my board(allowing users to upload files), that I should create one file (or folder?) over in /images/attach area with certain names...... or does this mean that as users upload images, the names of the images will be placed in the /images/attach folder area of my website?

    Once I've turned on the upload images option in my control panel, do I have to do anything else (create some kind of "xxx.gif... xxx.jpg... etc files) on my website?

    Thanks for any help with this one.
    :p -=Xube ®
    ...it's just technology

  • #2
    Related question?

    One other (possibly related?) question I had about this is:

    Once users start uploading files... is there an area I can go to where I can "prune" or delete these files if I want to eliminate them at some point? I assume they take up space on my web server.
    :p -=Xube ®
    ...it's just technology

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    • #3
      You have to add any images that we don't provide to you, such as pdf.gif, php.gif, rar.gif, etc. If you don't, a small broken image will appear where the image should go.

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      • #4
        Re: Related question?

        Thanks Freddie.

        Does anyone have an answer to my other question?

        Originally posted by Xube
        Once users start uploading files... is there an area I can go to where I can "prune" or delete these files if I want to eliminate them at some point? I assume they take up space on my web server.
        Where are user uploaded files stored on my board? I'm assuming(?) there is a way to access them...?
        :p -=Xube ®
        ...it's just technology

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        • #5
          Re: Deleting Uploaded jpg's...gif's... etc

          Anybody know this one?

          Where are the files that posters upload to my board for download by other users stored ... and how do I go in and clear them out (delete them)?
          :p -=Xube ®
          ...it's just technology

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          • #6
            Attachments are stored in the database. There is no real easy way to prune them in v2.2.4. Version 3.0 has a section in the control panel to deal with attachments though.

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            • #7
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              • #8
                Originally posted by freddie
                Attachments are stored in the database. There is no real easy way to prune them in v2.2.4. Version 3.0 has a section in the control panel to deal with attachments though.
                Thanks for replying!

                Is there at least a way to find where all the attached files are posted in the various threads of my board? Are their certain parameters I can use in my search query? Searching using the word "Attachements" doesn't work.
                :p -=Xube ®
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