[development] How to reuse uploaded files

Ryan Cross drupal at ryancross.com
Sun Sep 13 19:21:32 UTC 2009

Any suggestions for general file/asset management? I've looked at previous
solutions like IMCE and asset modules. I also remember things like the acid
gallery and stuff. I've also just found the recent media module. I'm looking
for what is the current accepted solution for this type of problem. Any
insight or advice?


On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 6:35 PM, Ken Winters <kwinters at coalmarch.com> wrote:

>  Unfortunately file management is one of the big weaknesses in Drupal 6,
> and I've never
> found a solution that I really liked.  There are a lot of efforts toward
> improving that in D7
> (the Media project, and assorted core file handling improvements) but for
> now there are
> only half-measures.
> John's suggestion is one of the reasonable methods, and IMCE plus TinyMCE
> is the common
> way to manage embedded images.
> - Ken Winters
> John Fiala wrote:
> Hey there, Gaston.  (I aplogize for not spelling your name quite
> right, but I'm not sure how to produce that o with my keyboard.)
> Basically, once a file is uploaded, it exists in the files directory -
> so if you know the name, you can fairly easily use it (as in an image
> tag) anywhere you like.
> As for associating that file with another node, that I'm not as
> familiar with off of the top of my head.
> (Indeed, for re-using image files, I've tended to use an image node,
> which consists of a simple node with an imagefield, and then using
> nodereference to associate it with various nodes.)
> 2009/9/12 Gastón Pablo Pérez <gpperez at gmail.com> <gpperez at gmail.com>:
>  Hi everybody!
> I'm using the upload module to upload files into the Drupal nodes. The
> question is, how can I reuse the files uploaded in a particular node in
> other nodes? Exists a module to do this?
> thanks
> Gastón Pablo PerezEmail:gpperez at gmail.com
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