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I'm a complete newbie, and have installed a 'personal' umbraco template through Microsoft WebMatrix to start to have a look at - on XP Pro, and using SQL 2005 Express.
I start the site, then launch Desktop Media Uploader using appropriate localhost URL, login okay, even navigate the (empty) Media folder structure. When I drag an image file (.jpg) and click upload it just sits there - the upload button has changed to cancel, but it never changes status. If I click cancel it just flips back to Upload.
I appreciate that I might well be missing something completely obvious, but any assistance welcomed...
Hmmm, interesting. Under those circumstances, I'd probably suggest for you to install something like Fiddler, which is a HTTP Traffic monitoring plugin that can tell you what calls are being made under the hood. With it, you should be able to tell whether any of the requests are failing, and for what reason.
Give that a go, and see if it spreads any light on the problem.
Thanks for you quick response.
In running fiddler2 it appears that it does not pick up IIS Express traffic running locally, however I did find a button on the Microsoft WebMatrix app that logs traffic, and each time it times out it shows an application error 500.0 with the .ashx page relating to the uploader.
In doing more investigation I have found that it is not specifically the Uploader application, as when I manually create a new media within the content management section it times out too, again showing in the log as an application error 500.0 but referencing the page within umbraco this time.
Once when prompted to re-enter the password to avoid logging out of the Content Management area it triggered the Uploader to work - I cannot, however many times I try, recreate this success!
Have you any other ideas?
Hmm, definatley sounds weird.
What version of Umbraco are you using? And is it a fresh install? or was it an umgrade from a previous version? Have you also checked your folder permissions?
I just downloaded the Web Matrix app and installed Umbraco from the library as described here:
I think it's 4.7.0 - I've ran through it all - stopping before "Publish it for real". The only deviation was pointing it at my SQL 2005 Express instance instead of Sql CE.
I will check folder permissions later.
IIS Express states that the page runs in the context of your current user account - mine has administrator priviledges so should be okay- what specifically should I be checking for with permissions?
Rember to set "image" as a "Allowed child nodetypes" to "folder"
if it helpes anyone.
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