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C:\fakepath is shown in the attach files dialogue in Connect when selecting or typing the path to the attachment to be uploaded by -NooNoo


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Type: Bug
ID: 472115
Opened: 7/2/2009 4:16:24 AM
Access Restriction: Public
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C:\fakepath is shown in the attach files dialogue in Connect when selecting or typing the path to the attachment to be uploaded

See screenshot montage - area outlined in Red. If the select button is used, the dialogue shown in the lower half of the screenshot pops up and allows you to select the file you wish to upload. Clicking open returns you (as expected) to the attachment dialogue. At this point, the attachment dialogue shows C:\fakepath\filename in the text box left of the select button.
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Posted by Microsoft on 3/29/2010 at 11:44 AM
Hello NooNoo,

In our recent work around the new file attachment workflow, we have investigated this issue. As a result, our team found out that this is actually a "feature" enabled by the telerik control we use on the file upload page. It's a safety precaution for uploading files to "Internet zones" via IE.

You can read more about it here: http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/aspnet-ajax/upload/ie8-upload-control-shows-quot-c-fakepath-quot.aspx

I am going to close this issue as By Design.


Posted by Sanjay Patel on 3/17/2010 at 3:42 AM
Hello Enrique Miguel

it working fine.


Posted by Enrique Miguel Condori on 1/13/2010 at 8:08 AM
This works for me If you go to Internet Explorer; Tools; Internet Option; Security; Custom; find the "Include local directory path when uploading files to a server" (it is quite a ways down) and click on "Enable" this works & eliminates that pesky little "fakepath" that inhibits the upload.


Enrique Miguel
Posted by Microsoft on 1/4/2010 at 9:55 AM
We are planning to address this in the next release (not the upcoming Jan release) together with revamped file attachment workflow.

Posted by -NooNoo on 7/8/2009 at 12:02 AM
Hopefully it will be the first thing that makes the test script <g>
Posted by Microsoft on 7/7/2009 at 2:54 PM
Thanks NooNoo,

We are actually not sure why "C:\fakepath" is displayed in the first place.

Right now we are investigating on a redesign of the file attachment experience and workflow (tentatively delivered early next year). This issue will probably get fixed by the redesign. I will keep this item on our radar.

Yi Chai
PM @ Microsoft Connect
Posted by -NooNoo on 7/2/2009 at 4:26 AM
upload 1 was completed by typing in the full pathname and filename (difficult to do when all you can see is c:\fakepath while you are typing)
upload 2 was completed by typing in just the filename
Upload 3 used the select button.

This behaviour was noted with Windows 7. I will post another comment when I have access to an XP machine to see if the same behaviour is displayed when OS libraries/indexing are not available.
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