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I need the path name in order to rename a file. The user selects the file to be renamed and ColdFusion should rename the file.

My challenge is how to get the pathname of the selected file.


<!--- Check to see if the Form variable exists. --->
<cfif isDefined("Form.FileContents") >


<!---
<cffile
action = "rename"
    destination = "pathname"
    source = "full pathname"
    attributes = "file attributes list"
    mode = "mode"> --->a
<cfelse>
    <!--- If FALSE, show the Form. --->
    <form method="post" action=<cfoutput>#cgi.script_name#</cfoutput>
        name="uploadForm" enctype="multipart/form-data">
        <input name="FileContents" type="file">
        <br>
        <input name="submit" type="submit" value="Upload File">
    </form>
</cfif>
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Question by:Errol Farro
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(Not sure I follow what you're ultimately trying to do, but ...)

>> I need the path name in order to rename a file.

Which path are you referring to?

A) The original location of the file on the user's computer before they upload it, ie:
      C:\Users\Bob\PhotosFromCompanyRetreat.zip
 
-OR-

B) The path on the server after it's uploaded? ie:
     c:\yourApp\uploadedFiles\PhotosFromCompanyRetreat.zip

If you mean A) you can't.  Browsers are not allowed to send information about paths on the client machine due to security restrictions.  IIRC some versions of IE might, but that's a fluke.

If you mean B) - after the form is submitted use <cffile action="upload" ...> . You can specify whatever directory you want. The upload action will populate a structure named CFFILE. It'll contain details about the file, including it's location on the server. You can use these variables to obtain the final name and location of the file on the server:

          #CFFILE.serverFile#          <!--- file name and extension
          #CFFILE.serverDirectory#  <--- folder location

If that's not what you mean, can you provide more details? If you explain the overall objective (without code) we may be able to suggest other options.
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