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Format for file names

Jerry Berg
 

I am new to Groups.io, so apologies in advance for what may be a stupid question.

When I upload a file to my group, instead of displaying just the file name, the file name includes the path all the way back to my C drive where the file is stored. It makes it hard to identify files in a list of files. Is this normal? How to fix?

Thanks.

Jerry

Pablo Sanchez
 

On 2019-10-20 10:42, Jerry Berg wrote:
    I am new to Groups.io, so apologies in advance for what may be a stupid question.

    When I upload a file to my group, instead of displaying just the file name, the file name includes the path all the way back to my C drive where the file is stored.  It makes it hard to identify files in a list of files.  Is this normal?  How to fix?



Hey Jerry,

I just did a test and I am not seeing what you're seeing - see below.  Can you do a screen shot and post it?

Thx!



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Frances
 

Hi

I just double-checked what I do and here's what I found.
On my Mac computer, it will show the suffix but only that.
However, I can edit the file name that is displayed after the file is uploaded. Click on the update icon beside the name and edit and click update, include taking out the .pdf or .pages

I don't know why it initially displays the full path when you do it though. Possibly your computer setup?

Frances
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Jerry Berg
 

Thanks for replying.  Screen shot attached.


At 11:01 AM 10/20/2019, you wrote:

On 2019-10-20 10:42, Jerry Berg wrote:
    I am new to Groups.io, so apologies in advance for what may be a stupid question.

    When I upload a file to my group, instead of displaying just the file name, the file name includes the path all the way back to my C drive where the file is stored.  It makes it hard to identify files in a list of files.  Is this normal?  How to fix?


Hey Jerry,

I just did a test and I am not seeing what you're seeing - see below.  Can you do a screen shot and post it?

Thx!
-- 
pablo

Frances
 

Jerry, I would edit the names when I create the PDF. (Might be different with your OS.)
However, you can edit the names now - yes, tedious with so many, but doable.
Use the Update icon beside each file.

Frances

Jerry Berg
 

Good info, thanks.  I did not realize that you could edit a file name this way.  It does work on my setup.  But it would be burdensome if you had to change each file name after you uploaded the file, especially if you were uploading a bunch of files at one time.  I would think there is something in the group settings that might affect the way this is handled (I am the group owner), but if it's there I can't find it.


At 11:03 AM 10/20/2019, you wrote:

Hi

I just double-checked what I do and here's what I found.
On my Mac computer, it will show the suffix but only that.
However, I can edit the file name that is displayed after the file is uploaded. Click on the update icon beside the name and edit and click update, include taking out the .pdf or .pages

I don't know why it initially displays the full path when you do it though. Possibly your computer setup?

Frances
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Bruce Bowman
 

Jerry -- That is really weird. I've never seen anything like that.

What browser are you using? Any add-ons that might affect this?

Bruce

Jerry Berg
 

        IE11, plain vanilla setup on Windows 8.1, nothing exotic.  Yes, I know, no one should still be using IE, or Win 8.1 for that matter, but that's where I am.  I move files all over the place, all the time, and I've never encountered a  file naming problem before (including in Yahoogroups).


At 11:26 AM 10/20/2019, you wrote:

Jerry -- That is really weird. I've never seen anything like that.

What browser are you using? Any add-ons that might affect this?

Bruce

Bruce Bowman
 

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 11:38 AM, Jerry Berg wrote:
Yes, I know, no one should still be using IE, or Win 8.1 for that matter, but that's where I am.  I move files all over the place, all the time, and I've never encountered a  file naming problem before (including in Yahoogroups).
I found the following at this web site:  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2200100/input-type-file-for-ie-gives-full-path-need-file-name-only

Hope it helps, fingers crossed...

Bruce


There is also an IE option under:
  • Internet Options
  • Security tab
  • In "Internet" or "Intranet" click on Custom Level
  • In the Security Settings scroll down until you see “Include local directory path when uploading files to a server” and disable it.
  • Click OK on Internet Options window and refresh.

Jerry Berg
 

        Excellent, that solved the problem.  Go to Internet Options, Security, Custom Level, and disable Include local directory path when uploading files to a server.  Hopefully this doesn't create another problem someplace else.

        And there is a workaround.  I tried uploading via my iPad and it worked properly.

        Many thanks!

        Jerry


At 11:41 AM 10/20/2019, you wrote:

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 11:38 AM, Jerry Berg wrote:
Yes, I know, no one should still be using IE, or Win 8.1 for that matter, but that's where I am.  I move files all over the place, all the time, and I've never encountered a  file naming problem before (including in Yahoogroups).

I found the following at this web site:  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2200100/input-type-file-for-ie-gives-full-path-need-file-name-only

Hope it helps, fingers crossed...

Bruce


There is also an IE option under:
  • Internet Options
  • Security tab
  • In "Internet" or "Intranet" click on Custom Level
  • In the Security Settings scroll down until you see Include local directory path when uploading files to a server and disable it.
  • Click OK on Internet Options window and refresh.

 

Jerry, when you uploaded the files, did you enter that full address in the file
name box, or did you use the browse button and just pick out the file you
wanted to upload. If the former, that could possibly explain what you're seeing
(not sure - never done it that way).

Jim Fisher

On 20 Oct 2019 at 11:09, Jerry Berg wrote:

Thanks for replying.  Screen shot attached.

At 11:01 AM 10/20/2019, you wrote:


On 2019-10-20 10:42, Jerry Berg wrote:

I am new to Groups.io, so apologies in advance for what may be a stupid
question.

When I upload a file to my group, instead of displaying just the file
name, the file name includes the path all the way back to my C drive where
the file is stored.  It makes it hard to identify files in a list of
files.  Is this normal?  How to fix?