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Configuration of cffm-Coldfusion File Manager

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Hello experts.
I need help to configure the cffm.cfm (download url:http://www.opensourcecf.com/cffm/)file to work with my website.

My cffm root folder is:C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\test\Admin\cffm.
What are the right settings to have access to all the test files folder?
below the help file and the cffm.cfm code README.TXT cffm.cfm.txt
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by:duncancumming
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Not sure what you mean by the test files folder, but presumably you could just amend this line:

<cfinvokeargument name="includeDir" value="#expandPath(".")#/custom">

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and also the argument for includeDirWeb at the same time.
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by:Panos
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Hi duncancumming
It is working using this:<cfinvokeargument name="includeDir" value="C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\test">

Because i m testing this on my pc i need something like expandpath or request.homeURL if it is possible because i don't know the folder name of the hoster i will have in the future.

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by:duncancumming
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In that case I'd suggest:
<cfinvokeargument name="includeDir" value="#expandPath(".")#/test">

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Which will work as long as you have a /test/ folder in the root of your webdirectory.
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by:Panos
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This is not working because my cffm.cfm page is in the:
C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\test\Admin\cffm  folder

i ave the error:
Directory Not Found: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\test\Admin\cffm/test
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by:duncancumming
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Sorry, try this instead.

<cfinvokeargument name="includeDir" value="#GetDirectoryFromPath(GetBaseTemplatePath())#/test">

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You might need to append "/Admin" on the end of that path.
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by:Panos
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New error:
Directory Not Found: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\test\Admin\cffm\/test
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by:duncancumming
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Did you also update includeDirWeb ?  What line of code is throwing the error?
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by:Panos
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I set
<cfset request.homeURL = "mytestdomain">
And
<cfinvokeargument name="includeDir" value="#GetDirectoryFromPath(GetBaseTemplatePath())#/test">
      <!--- includeDirWeb = web path to the directory specified above.
            FOR RAM DRIVE:  use "/" (CF9+)
      --->
      <cfinvokeargument name="includeDirWeb" value="#request.homeURL#">

It is not a Coldfusion error but a message on the browser.

Directory Not Found: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\test\Admin\cffm\/test
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by:duncancumming
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In your CF Admin, turn on 'Enable Robust Exception Information' on the Debugging Settings.  This will then give you exactly where in the code the error then happens.
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by:Panos
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Here is the debugging information
 test.txt
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by:srikanthmadishetti
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can you change this to

<cfinvokeargument name="includeDir" value="#GetDirectoryFromPath(GetBaseTemplatePath())#/test">

to

<cfinvokeargument name="includeDir" value="#GetDirectoryFromPath(GetBaseTemplatePath())#test">


remove the "/" before test as GetDirectoryFromPath gets you this C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\test\Admin\cffm\ and when you are trying to add /test it is breaking just add test and see
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by:Panos
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Sorry.
I did not see the last post.
To make this work i did this changes:
<cfset request.homeURL = "mytestdomain/">
<cfinvokeargument name="includeDir" value="C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\test">
      <!--- includeDirWeb = web path to the directory specified above.
            FOR RAM DRIVE:  use "/" (CF9+)
      --->
      <cfinvokeargument name="includeDirWeb" value="#request.homeurl#">
This :<cfinvokeargument name="includeDir" value="#GetDirectoryFromPath(GetBaseTemplatePath())#test">

does not work.
message:Directory Not Found: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\test\Admin\cffm\test
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by:srikanthmadishetti
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where is ur test folder , "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\test\Admin\cffm\test" does this folder exist . can u give path to ur test folder
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by:srikanthmadishetti
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and also where are you calling this file from .?
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by:Panos
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I'm calling from:
domain/admin/admin.cfm
to
domain/admin/cffm/cffm.cfm

The "test" is the root folder of my site.
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by:Panos
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If i use <cfinvokeargument name="includeDir" value="#GetDirectoryFromPath(GetBaseTemplatePath())#">
 i have no error message ang i get in the cffm folder.

root of cffm folder:
C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\test\Admin\cffm
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by:srikanthmadishetti
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If i am guessing correct all you want is to point to the root folder test isn't it?

can you confirm me if ur using application.cfm or application.cfc and do u have only one application,cfm for you test folder and it's subfolder
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srikanthmadishetti earned 500 total points
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If you are looking for your application root path of your site , in your root application,cfm use this

<cfset request.approotPath =  left(getdirectoryfrompath(GetCurrentTemplatePath()),len(getdirectoryfrompath(GetCurrentTemplatePath()))-1)>

in that request.approotpath variable u will get the absolute root path value

if ur using application.cfc set this variable in onrequeststart function .


as it is in application.cfc or application.cfm you can access this variable from any where
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by:Panos
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I don't know if i have done it in the right way.
I have one application.cfm file in the site root folder and one in the admin folder
site/application.cfm
site/admin/application.cfm

the cffm.cfm file is in the admin folder:
site/admin/cffm/cffm.cfm.

I did add :
<cfset request.approotPath =  left(getdirectoryfrompath(GetCurrentTemplatePath()),len(getdirectoryfrompath(GetCurrentTemplatePath()))-6)> in the application.cfm in the admin folder and it is working.
Is it OK?
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by:srikanthmadishetti
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Are you able to access all the files you want  ? ,

Actually you can create a folder called files and place it in admin folder and then set

<cfset request.approotPath =  getdirectoryfrompath(GetCurrentTemplatePath()) & "files">

so all the files you want you can push this to folder and even file management too can be pointed to this folder .

I think right now all files will be point to root folder admin with your settings

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by:Panos
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Thank you for your help srikanthmadishetti.
It really took a lot of time to get a working solution.But at least all is working now.
Thank you a lot for your help.
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by:Panos
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Thank you.
regards
panos
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