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Forum Related => User Guide and Forum Etiquette - (not for Douglas related topics) => Topic started by: Dave on 21 Sep 2014 at 22:53

Title: Error messages when attaching files to posts
Post by: Dave on 21 Sep 2014 at 22:53
This topic is to help resolve any error messages that may appear when you try to attach a file to a post.

File Exists Error

To kick things off, thanks to Chris for reporting this one he received today.

Chris was trying to attach a photo of a 2 3/4 crankcase blanking plug called 'IMG_1040.JPG'. A small version appears below.

(https://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/aa-files/images/dave/2014/2014-09-22-Blanking-plug-150.JPG)

However, after clicking 'Post' to post his message and attached photo, this error message appeared.

(https://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/aa-files/images/dave/2014/2014-09-22-Error-attaching-file-exists-border2-900.JPG)

The problem is caused by an existing attached file on the server also called 'IMG_1040.JPG' which had been posted previously by another Member.

The solution is to rename your file to something unique - descriptive titles are good. Here are some examples:

 - Blanking plug.IMG
 - Crankcase blanking plug.IMG
 - Crankcase blanking plug-Chris.IMG

The file should then attach successfully.