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Getting error “File type not supported” when trying to upload a file in Joomla! via Media Manager

Joomla! 1.0

  • In order to apply this solution, you need to have modifying access to your Joomla! 1.0 core files
  • Locate the following file within your Joomla! installation and open it in a text editor. FILE/administrator/components/com_media/admin.media.php
  • Round about lines 170 and 200 you’ll find something like:
     
    'bmp',
    'csv',
    'doc',
    'epg',
    'gif',
    'ico',
    'jpg',
    'odg',
    'odp',
    'ods',
    'odt',
    'pdf',
    'png',

    Append the additional file extension that you wish to be able for uploading via Media Manager eg ‘ogg

  • The file should look like the below now
     'bmp',
     'csv',
     'doc',
     'epg',
     'gif',
     'ico',
     'jpg',
     'odg',
     'odp',
     'ods',
     'odt',
     'pdf',
     'png',
    'ogg',
    
  • Save the file and try again

Joomla! 1.5

  • On Joomla! 1.5 it’s a lot easier than on Joomla! 1.0
  • In the Administration Panel (www.yourjoomlasite.com/administrator) go to Global Configuration.
  • Click on the System Tab
  • And the ogg (or any additional file extension) to the list.
  • Click on SAVE
  • And you will be able to upload that specific file type from now on forward.

Media Settings

I tried this one in joomla 1.5, but I\’m still unable to upload mp3 files.

what are other possible conflicts?

thanks much!

VOTES:1
Fortunately there is another solution.

1) Set CHECK MIME TYPES and RESTRICT UPLOADS to NO within Media Settings in the Configuration.

2) In the php.ini file (if you have access to this) check if ;

upload_max_filesize is set to a bigger size than the file you are uploading and also the post_max_size file size. To locate your php.ini file go to the Joomla administration backend and click on help->system info->php information. Around the 6th row, you\’ll find the path to php.ini. When you need to make a change to php.ini you need to restart apache for changes to take effect.

VOTES:0
Hi,
Ive added \”.exe\” files to be supported by my joomla website but i still get this error:

\” JFile::read: Unable to open file: \’\’
Warning: Failed to move file!
Error. Unable to upload file.
\”
ive even tried it in a zip folder but i get this error:
\”This file type is not supported.\”

I need help!

Thank you in advance

VOTES:0
hello,
do not worry i fixed the problem myself, i just uploaded the .exe file with an ftp client 🙂
VOTES:0
Please also see that the images folder is writable, in the Joomla! backend you can run a check to see if all neccessary folders are writable
VOTES:0
still pdf file is not uploading …plzz help me iam making an ebook site in joomla 1.5….
VOTES:0

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