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Archived a file and broke external container storage

Question asked by DanielShanahan on Jan 10, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 11, 2019 by DanielShanahan

I did a major upgrade from one of my clients and launched at the end of Dec. 2018. I archived the previous version by changing the name of the file (unhosted-changed filename-rehosted). However, when I did that, I broke the link to the external data files. At some point in trying to fix the problem, I must have deleted the files altogether. However, I was able to copy them from another backup and I put them into the directory that I thought the container field was pointing to. However, it's still not working.

 

A bit of a step-by-step:

 

1. Here are the files and the directory path

Files and the directory path.png

 

2. Here's the File/Manage/Containers...

Manage Containers.png

 

3. Here's the field definition for that container field

Manage Database-Storage definition.png

 

4. Here's the message I receive when I try and open the file from the container

Cannot open file in container.png

 

Obviously I'm doing (and/or have done) something wrong. Can someone shed some light on how I can get these files to show up again.

 

BTW, this is an unhosted file, on the desktop. Once I get the container field to see the files again, I plan to re-host the database.

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