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ASP.NET file upload component in chrome

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The file input type does not work in chrome and i think safari

when i try to upload a file only the filename AND NOT THE PATH is passed from the file upload component.

this is an issue because for the code to work it needs to know where the file is.

I am using the simplest method

        <asp:FileUpload ID="File1" runat="server" />

and
 string fn = System.IO.Path.GetFileName(File1.PostedFile.FileName);
            string SaveLocation = Server.MapPath("") + "\\" + File1.PostedFile.FileName;
            try
            {
                File1.PostedFile.SaveAs(SaveLocation);
                Response.Write("The file has been uploaded." + fn);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Response.Write("Error: " + ex.Message);
            }

which returns the actual filename and not the path

thanks in advance.
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Due to security reasons of client machine, we can't read file path from program.

Anyhow file upload control can save the file in server. No need to know the client machine file path from program. Refer below link for simple explanation of file upload.

http://asp.net-tutorials.com/controls/file-upload-control/
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That has nothing to do with the file upload component. It is a browser thing. Some browsers pass the complete file path, others don't. Building code that relies on the complete path of an uploaded file, is not going to work in all browsers.
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here is my issue.. i need to be able to select files and then use ftp

i am not using the saveas method
File1.PostedFile.SaveAs(SaveLocation);

so how can i do that?

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