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Unable to create file structure 1 month 3 weeks ago #66030

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Hi,

I am attempting to create file structure. I attempted to use these instructions:
support.toastmastersclubs.org/doc/item/file-management
But they do not work.

They tell you to save a file in a format such as VPM: guest records. This supposedly creates a folder called VPM and within it will be a file called guest records.

All this does is create a file named VPM: guest records. Any other files labeled VPM: anything else simply vanish after saving.

Any assistance you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Also, is it possible to set up sub-folders as well?

Thank you very much!
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Unable to create file structure 1 month 3 weeks ago #66032

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Since your read the documentation I am guessing you just forgot to post your club number.

Since we can't see what is happening we can't assist you.
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Unable to create file structure 1 month 3 weeks ago #66033

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Sorry about that! Its club 1350.
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Unable to create file structure 1 month 3 weeks ago #66034

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There is no public or member folder VPM in club 1350
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Unable to create file structure 1 month 3 weeks ago #66035

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I'm sorry, I wasn't clear. I was using VPM as an example of the file structure, since that was the example in the instructions.

What I was attempting to do was create a folder called Officer Meeting Minutes. For some reason it did not appear when I attempted to create it. After logging out and coming back in, I see the folder with one document in it, listed in downloads section (I didn't see it appear when I was in the file manager, which is what confused me).

However, I uploaded a second document to go in that folder twice, (Jjuly 14 2017) and it simply vanished after I saved it. I just tried again with another file to go in the same folder (September 11 2017) and it also has vanished.

Thank you for your assistance.
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Unable to create file structure 1 month 3 weeks ago #66036

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I can see the folder " Officer Meeting Minutes" in the members downloads.

I have added 2 files to the Officer Meeting Minutes: folder

remember you have to upload with regular file names and then you add the suffix with the colon.

file names with colon are not valid for upload.
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Unable to create file structure 1 month 3 weeks ago #66039

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Thank you, Brian, for your help.

What I have learned from this is that the file I am uploading cannot begin with the same name as the folder name, even if I don't have the colon in it. Also, the folder structure is not evident in the file manager, so the only way to verify that it worked is by leaving the file manager and going to the member downloads.

Thanks again,

Evelyn
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Unable to create file structure 1 month 2 weeks ago #66092

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Evelyn,

What is important to understand is that there really are not any folders set up. This why we call them virtual. This is also why there are not sub-folders.

All that happens is that some files get "tagged" with the text prior to the colon, and the system treats those files with the same "tag" as if they are in the same folder on the server (they actually are not).
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