View Full Version : PHP file upload on windows server

07-06-2005, 11:49 PM
I have a simple PHP file upload script that works fine on my UNIX server but when I try to run it on a windows server I get the following error message:

Warning: copy(D:\Inetpub\fsstrath\Live\upl\uploads) [function.copy]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in D:\Inetpub\fsstrath\Live\html\adm_fupload.php on line 6

IIS permissions for the directory are set.

I did a guick google and found out that for windows the path needs to be defined with double slashes - i.e D:\\Inetpub\\fsstrath\\Live\\upl\\uploads - but that didnt work.

Any ideas/suggestions on whats causing this?

07-07-2005, 04:44 AM
i thought it was only double slashes after the drive



but im not sure, never really used win server

07-07-2005, 08:46 AM
its ok... managed to figure it out. I stoped using copy and found a new function - move_uploaded_file:

// file uploaded to server
move_uploaded_file($_FILES['form_image']['tmp_name'], "D:\\Inetpub\\fsstrath\\Live\\upl\\uploads\\".$_FILES['form_image']['name']);

print ('<p class="bl"><strong>File is valid, and was successfully uploaded</strong></p>');
print ('<p>Link to the file at:<br/><a href="upl/uploads/'.$_FILES['form_image']['name'].'" target ="_blank">upl/uploads/'.$_FILES['form_image']['name'].'</a></p>');
print('<p><a href="_indax.php?page=fupload&data='.$data.'&cat=0">Upload Another File</a></p>');
print ('<p class="bl"><strong>Unable to upload file.</strong></p><p>');

07-07-2005, 09:59 AM
Yep, move_uploaded_file() is always a better option than copy(), since it's both open_basedir and safe_mode friendly the only thing you ever have to worry about is setting permissions on the directory you want to move the file to.

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