how to move a file/photo to an folder using php?

Posted on 2014-07-22
Last Modified: 2014-07-22
Hi experts,

how to move a file to  a new folder using php?

Question by:tjome
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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Marco Gasi earned 500 total points
ID: 40210986
You have to do it in two steps: first you have to copy the file using copy function , then you have to delete the source file using unlink function:
$source = "path_to_file/image.jpg";
$dest = "new_path_to_file/image.jpg";
copy($source, $dest);

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Please, be sure the new destination directory exist and be sure to have write permission on it.


Expert Comment

ID: 40210993

This code will move file to another folder in php:

if(isset($_POST['next_page'])) {
  if (!is_dir('../images/uploads/listers/'.$_SESSION['loggedin_lister_id'])) {

  foreach($_SESSION['uploaded_photos'] as $key => $value) {
    $target_path = '../images/uploads/listers/'.$_SESSION['loggedin_lister_id'].'/';
    $target_path = $target_path . basename($value);

    if(rename($value, $target_path)) {
      echo "The file ".  basename($value). " has been uploaded<br />";
    } else{
      echo "There was an error uploading the file, please try again!";

  } //end foreach


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ID: 40211153
thank you  for your help

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