Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

php open local server folder to place documents in it

Posted on 2010-09-16
5
Medium Priority
?
711 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
this is my personal server so security is not an a issue
I have a list of files and folders that are displayed on a webpage.

Instead of having to upload the files  via a upload form or ftp I would like to be able to open the server folder from my web page to delete or add files to the server's shared folder. just like you would thur windows explorer.

I am using xampp for windows
maybe there is  some sort of php command that would excute and windows would open the folder from my windows explorer?  
does any one know of a way to do this ?
0
Comment
Question by:tomjenkins12
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
mstrelan earned 2000 total points
ID: 33698059
If you're using Internet Explorer you can make a hyperlink like C drive

Otherwise you could write a batch file that opens windows explorer to the right location and link to that, and then run it. Otherwise you could get some sort of file browser java applet instead
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:mstrelan
ID: 33698073
Err ... try this
<a href="file:///C:\">C drive</a>

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:tomjenkins12
ID: 33701773
it works in ie but not in fire fox any suggestions ?
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:mstrelan
ID: 33706566
"Otherwise you could write a batch file that opens windows explorer to the right location and link to that, and then run it. Otherwise you could get some sort of file browser java applet instead"

Or you could create a shortcut to explore C:\ and put a link to that shortcut perhaps.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:tomjenkins12
ID: 33728110
works in ie but not in firefox not a biggie thanks for you help
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Password hashing is better than message digests or encryption, and you should be using it instead of message digests or encryption.  Find out why and how in this article, which supplements the original article on PHP Client Registration, Login, Logo…
It’s a season to be thankful, and we’re thankful for users like you who engage on site, solve technology problems, and network with others in the industry. What tech are we most thankful for? Keep reading.
Learn how to match and substitute tagged data using PHP regular expressions. Demonstrated on Windows 7, but also applies to other operating systems. Demonstrated technique applies to PHP (all versions) and Firefox, but very similar techniques will w…
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.

606 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question