uCoz Community » uCoz Modules » File Catalog, Site Catalog, Publisher, Ad Board, Online Games » Type of uploaded files (Uploading via File manager, FTP, file-archive etc)
Type of uploaded files
Posts: 3366
Reputation: 171

Message # 1 | 4:10 PM
There are several ways of uploading files to the server within uCoz.

Uploading via File Manager.

The most convenient way to upload files to the server is via File Manager. In this way you are able to see the list of files, create folders, search for files and upload several files to a certain directory simultaneously. It is also convenient to manage uploaded files (edit, view, re-name, remove, obtain the link).

See more about File Manager here: http://forum.ucoz.com/forum/37-14299-82295-16-1315308984

Uploading files via FTP

Uploading files via FTP has a number of advantages. The first and the greatest advantage is that you can upload large files via FTP. You may upload stuff in folders via FTP.

But FTP upload has some peculiarities as well.
  • It is not possible to upload files with html extension via FTP
  • The third-party program is required to work via FTP (FTP client)

See more about FTP connection here: http://forum.ucoz.com/forum/37-2500-11129-16-1225288770

File-archive or attachments to entries

This feature can be enabled in Control panel->Module settings->Fields of a new entry form (File Catalog, Online games, Ad Board). After checking the necessary boxes there, a feature of attaching files to the entry will appear in the module.

The limitations of file attachment are the same as for File Manager.
Attached files have one peculiarity. They can not be seen in the File Manager after uploading. And it means that editing or removing files will be impossible via File Manager. You may delete the attached to the entry file only when editing or removing this entry!

Speaking about FTP or File Manager, it goes without saying that users must not have permissions to upload files. But file attachment is another pare of shoes. Some users might have such a permission. As there is no automatic way to monitor the type of the files user upload, the best solution is pre-moderation for the groups that are allowed to attach files.

Note: When downloading files with exe extension, a warning will appear. This is the way the system reacts to those files. Users can safely continue the downloading process. Of course, they can refuse, if they want to.

Torrent-files are changed after attaching them to the entry (the system adds other values). Torrent-files uploaded via FTP are not changed. Torrent-files uploaded via File Manager can be re-named in case of changes.

This video will help to work with File Manager:

Posts: 3277
Reputation: 145

Message # 46 | 7:17 AM
FrEEzE, please provide a site url. wink
Web Applications Developer
Been here for 7 years and counting.
Visit me at alexmoloney.me.
Posts: 2
Reputation: 0

Message # 47 | 5:07 PM

I seem to be having this issue of every time I upload a file to my sub-domain, it adds a number corresponding to what would seem to be the ID of the file and an underscore to the beginning of the file name. This is quite a hindrance to some of the people who download them. Is there some way I can disable it?
Posts: 421
Reputation: 12

Message # 48 | 5:24 AM
Alan4971, please specify the URL of your website and a screenshot of the issue.
Posts: 2
Reputation: 0

Message # 49 | 2:23 AM
Gromov, sorry for the late reply.


Original file: http://darkedgegamez.ucoz.org/_ph/2/932330865.png

Uploaded file: http://darkedgegamez.ucoz.org/_ph/2/923806452.png

Downloaded file: http://darkedgegamez.ucoz.org/_ph/2/960077572.png

There's the "8_" at the beginning of the file I don't want there.
(I would've used BB codes, but they were blocked.)
Posts: 421
Reputation: 12

Message # 50 | 7:09 AM
DestructoForce, that 8 number is the ID of the file uploaded to the File Manager, that's just how it works.
Posts: 421
Reputation: 12

Message # 51 | 8:21 AM
DestructoForce, if you don't want the IDs of the files appended to the file name, you can try uploading your stuff to the File Manager and specify the URL of the file in the "Link of the file on the remote server" field of the File Catalog module.
uCoz Community » uCoz Modules » File Catalog, Site Catalog, Publisher, Ad Board, Online Games » Type of uploaded files (Uploading via File manager, FTP, file-archive etc)