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    i have install easy file uploader module which i follow step in this link http://michaelgilkes.info/joomla-plugin-easy-file-uploader/

    it was successfully installed. unfortunately, when i open my site and try to upload a file, it always show error. “ERROR: The uploaded file type is not permitted.” but, i upload jpeg file which is already set in the permitted file type..

    then i notice in module manager this error, “FILEINFO_MIME_TYPE is NOT defined. mime_content_type doesn’t exist. This is Windows OS: WINNT.” and i dont understand what does it mean?

    anyone can help me to fix this please?

    Michael Gilkes

    @humaira. Thanks for posting. The errors you see in the module manager reveal your situation exactly. Because you are running on a Windows web server, and both FILEINFO_MIME_TYPE and mime_content_type don’t exist, you won’t be able to detect mime type.

    To get the module to work for your setup, you must permit all file types by placing only asterisk (*) in the Permitted file types section. However, this is not really a good idea as anyone with access to the uploader can uploader any file to your server. So, make sure you restrict the access of the uploader to trusted users. If you don’t, your site’s security will be compromised.

    If this is just your development server, it doesn’t matter, since once you go to a linux based web server, mime detection should be working properly.

    Hope this helps.


    @michaelgilkes. Thanks for the feedback. i have set the permitted file types to (*) and it works.

    for this time being, ill make sure only registered user can upload file.

    but to make it safe, if there is solution to ensure only permitted file will be uploaded, do share with me..thanks in advance.. 🙂

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