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IIS 7.0 directory browsing

Posted on 2013-06-11
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I am trying to enable browsing for just a specific directory.  I am confused.  Do I have to enable this feature first for the default web site?  I only want this for one directory not the entire site but the feature is not letting me do this for just the one directory.

Can you assist please.
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
ID: 39237825
Scenario:  Let's say I want to enable directory browsing for a special directory on my site, how do I enable that?  It's as easy as:

1) create (or edit) the web.config file in your site's home directory

2) edit it as follows:

<configuration>

<location path="special_directory_name_here">
   <system.webServer>
    <directoryBrowse enabled="true" />
   </system.webServer>

</location>
</configuration>

Source :

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2008/03/24/how-to-enable-directory-browsing-with-iis7-web-config.aspx
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by:kdschool
ID: 39237850
Can I do this using the IIS interface I am not good with command prompt commands.
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
ID: 39237876
First of all its not command,

if you want to enable browse option for particular one directory then you need to create
web.config file in  your site's home directory

copy from below
+++++++++++++++++++

<configuration>

<location path="special_directory_name_here">
   <system.webServer>
    <directoryBrowse enabled="true" />
   </system.webServer>

</location>
</configuration>

++++++++

Copy this content in notepad and save that file as web.config

now you have to modify this file as per your details and save it to home directory
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by:kdschool
ID: 39237949
ok, do I save it under www root or Inetpub?
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by:kdschool
ID: 39237961
Also do I use a /WebArchives or just the WebArchives the diretory name right under the web root.
<configuration>

<location path="WebArchives">
   <system.webServer>
    <directoryBrowse enabled="true" />
   </system.webServer>

</location>
</configuration>
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
ID: 39237985
That need to keep in your site home directory..

so where you have kept all pages or data of your site ? inetpub / www/ or some other location?
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by:kdschool
ID: 39238003
I have this file already and it has all this code in it.  Do I just add this additional code or delete all this and then just have the code you gave me.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<configuration>
    <system.webServer>
        <defaultDocument>
            <files>
                <clear />
                <add value="index.html" />
                <add value="Default.htm" />
                <add value="Default.asp" />
                <add value="index.htm" />
                <add value="iisstart.htm" />
                <add value="default.aspx" />
            </files>
        </defaultDocument>
        <tracing>
            <traceFailedRequests>
                <add path="*.asp">
                    <traceAreas>
                        <add provider="ASP" verbosity="Verbose" />
                        <add provider="ASPNET" areas="Infrastructure,Module,Page,AppServices" verbosity="Verbose" />
                        <add provider="ISAPI Extension" verbosity="Verbose" />
                        <add provider="WWW Server" areas="Authentication,Security,Filter,StaticFile,CGI,Compression,Cache,RequestNotifications,Module,FastCGI" verbosity="Verbose" />
                    </traceAreas>
                    <failureDefinitions statusCodes="500" />
                </add>
            </traceFailedRequests>
        </tracing>
        <directoryBrowse enabled="false" showFlags="None" />
    </system.webServer>
</configuration>
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Haresh Nikumbh earned 500 total points
ID: 39238090
nope just change
   <directoryBrowse enabled="true" />
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by:kdschool
ID: 39238760
will apply to the entire site or just the one folder.  I only want one folder to have the capability for browsing.
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