[drupal-devel] files folder error

Steven Wittens steven at acko.net
Wed Mar 16 10:37:01 UTC 2005

Anisa wrote:

> So, basically, since I know no one here likes long irrelevent stories, 
> I would like to know why there isn't anything in the install file 
> about making the 'files' folder...  apparently it must be necessary, 
> because you get a big red: The directory /files/ does not exist. 
> error.  (Drupal 4.5.2 has this changed in 4.6?)
> It's not quite documentation, and I know what to do about it so it's 
> not support.  Just askin'.  :)
> Anisa.

There was some talk about this on IRC a couple days ago.

We came up with the idea to replace the simple warning "/files does not 
exist" with "The directory 'files', which is needed by Drupal, does not 
exist." followed by a [Create this directory] button.

This has several advantages:
- It is clear to users that the directory is needed.
- People who still want to change/move the directory don't get it 
created by accident.
- People who have special set ups get a chance to create it manually.


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