Local storage help needed

ClausBagge

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Hi all,

Tried posting in "community support" but I'm not able to accept the "community support rules" :)

I've just purchased yesterday because I needed the ability to add local storage, I'm however having trouble figuring out how to add my local storage folder.

I run Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials.

The parts I'm trying to figure out is the path and url, having a hard time figuring out what to put here.

Is the path relative (to what) or can i put a path like d:/pictures?
And what should be put in url?

Thanks in advance,
Claus
 

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For local storage just put a folder name like "images" then the folder will be created in C:/inetpub/wwwroot and all images will then be stored in that folder.
If you want to use the D drive that will be classed as external storage under the "External storage" menu, then yes the full path will be needed, e.g. D:/files/chevereto/images or wherever the files will be stored.
 

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Thank you for the assistance.

If I point to a folder on my D-drive it errors with "Can't update storage details. Error: Can't work in target directory " - I guess it needs write permissions?
 

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Have you created the folder structure yourself? Chevereto will not create folder in external storage, only use existing ones.
 

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Yeah the folder exists, if i give the IUSR and IIS_IUSR write access it accepts it - so seems it was a permission issue.

How do I get it to pickup the files in the folder though? clicking search content shows 0 results.
 

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As long as it's set as active in the settings any uploaded images will go in to that folder, it won't pick any up that you copy there manually.
 

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Chevereto will not pick up existing files in a folder (yet). We have an upcomming release with a new import tool (for paid license only)
 

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Ah I'll need that existing items import tool, I have over 100.000 images in that folder :)

I'll patiently wait till it arrives, thanks for your help.
 

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I guess but I would need room for doubling them pictures first then :)
 

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#11
Tried posting in "community support" but I'm not able to accept the "community support rules" :)
And you shouldn't post there either. Community Support is: "General support for any issue making your website unresponsive or causing failures." which doesn't apply in this case. This should go to FAQ as Feedback is to discuss about actual features, not to ask "how should I?".

Moved to FAQ.