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Old December 28th, 2004, 02:42 PM
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Default File Uploading problem in Win XP

i am a beginner in php...
i just want 2 upload a file frm a windir to my hosted dir like '/rafatrock/base'.
for this i have used copy,rename,move_uploaded_file functions where the source address is like 'F:\basement\color\blue.zip' ......

if i try 2 copy a file frm my root directory ..i mean c:\ then its ok..but if it isnt C:\ then the file is uploaded but not the actual file the temporary file like "php2.tmp" the file size remain same...can anybody give me a proper solution plz.

my operating system is WINXP, PHP-4.1.1, web server 1.3.23 phpmyadmin 2.2.3

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Old December 29th, 2004, 08:55 AM
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I would start by checking out http://us4.php.net/manual/en/feature...ad.post-method

it details what you need to do to upload a file. It's important to note that the file upload DOES store the file in a temporary location and you must move it from there to it's intended permanent location. I suspect this is a security thing to prevent people from uploading files arbitrailly to your system.

Hope this helps get you started.

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welcome rafatrock

a little bit of source code may help us to identify the problem

please post your codes

still, here is my script which i used successfully,

<form method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data" action="<?php $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>">
<input type="file" name="file" size="20">
<input type="submit" value="Submit" name="submit">


    $uploaddir = "photo/";
    $uploadfile = $uploaddir . $_FILES['file']['name'];

    if (move_uploaded_file($_FILES['file']['tmp_name'], $uploadfile)) {
    echo "File was successfully uploaded. ";
     } else {
    echo "Error while uploading file";


you may need to rename the value $uploaddir variable

Best Regard:
Md. Zakir Hossain (Raju)

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