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diesel

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I have a general question/problem with my file management plugin. I am currently running GL 1.3.8-1sr4 and filemgmt version 1.2.
The problem I am having is trying to upload a power point presentation (file type .ppt). It will not allow it and I get a "Page cannot be displayed". When I use the same information, but attach a more familiar file type (.doc), it works just fine. So, does file management not support uploads of that file type? If not, can I tweak it so it will allow .ppt? Or is there something I am just doing wrong. Any help is appreciated.
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Dirk

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Could it be a size problem? There's usually a (server-side) restriction in the max. size for an upload (typically 2-8 MCool.

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diesel

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I checked php.ini and the max size for an upload was 2M, but the power point presentation is only ~750k. Don't think that is the issue, but for the heck of it, I cranked the max size up to 8M, but to no avail.
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Turias

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I'm not sure if it's a php or a filemgmt issue, but one work-around would be to zip the file before uploading it.
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diesel

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Well, this work-around will suffice for now. Does anyone have any other ideas as to what the problem could be? I really do not want to have to zip up every power point that needs to be posted.
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Blaine

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Is the file actually getting uploaded and located in the file repository directory?
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diesel

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No. There is no file that resembles the one I tried uploading in the filemgmt_data directory, which is the name of my repository.
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Blaine

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The plugin should not care what kind of file it is uploading. I have had no problems uploading ppt, autocad, audio, video, pdf or any other format file.

Here is a sample powerpoint file here
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diesel

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OK. It definately is not an issue with GL or php. It is just not able to upload that one ppt file. Thanks for all that looked into this.
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lifesize_ben

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Hey I know this is an old post, but I found it because I have a very similar problem with my site. For some reason, I am not able to upload MP3 files. It gave me the "duplicate file or check permissions" message, and I assumed it had to do with permissions. But I realized that it always gave me the error when I tried to upload the MP3, so I changed the file extension to .txt, and it uploaded it without any problems. And it's consistent behavior - no MP3s. So for now I know how to work around it, but eventually I want to set my site up so less experienced users can upload these MP3s. Anyone know what might be causing such a strange error?
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