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Can't Upload Exe Files

Every time I try to upload exe files, it gives me this error: "Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons." Where do I fix this at, as this is a download directory for exe files, after all!! Thanks much! ~ Paul

Created: January 15, 2015 at 2:39 pm

  • Clive
    January 15, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Servers generally don’t allow you to upload exe files, as these are often used to spread viruses.

    If you must upload executables, put them in an rar or zip file.

  • Paul
    January 15, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I’ve been running several download directories for over 15 years, and thought I’d try my hand at this script. I’ve NEVER had an issue with exe files – as that’s what most download directories ARE – software exe files.

    Is there not an option to allow this?

    I guess one workaround would be to FTP the files up to a directory, and use the url for the “Download Path” in the listing information.

  • Dave Harris
    Dave Harris
    January 15, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    It not a server problem but probably a directive with the hoster.

    Paul is right with the work around.

    It’s a difficult area.

    I would like to post more on this and get Mark more involved.

    Good hosting is a winner.


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