I inherited a site that has all images in directory stored in /sites/all/images/, rather than /sites/default/files/images/.

I installed the modules CKEditor - WYSIWYG HTML editor and IMCE image/file uploader and browser (configured correctly), then set a custom file path /sites/all/images/.

However, when I go to insert an image into the page, IMCE file browser loads and shows the directories on the left-hand side, but it lists the directory as being EMPTY when the directory is actually full of images.

I don't want to move the directory to /sites/default/files/images/ because I don't want to break all the image links currently in the site's content.

Can anyone tell me how to get IMCE to recognize the files in the directory and allow me to insert them into content?

  • Did you set up a profile at Admin >> Configuration >> Media >> IMCE? – othermachines Aug 8 '15 at 5:16
  • Yup, did that. Made my own profile and entered the custom path mentioned in my question....simply not working.. triple checked at this point. – yupthatguy Aug 9 '15 at 3:00
  • What do you have in the directory path field? I was having some issues and putting a single dot "." there helped (it points to this location as opposed to two dots which takes you up the directory tree). However in my case I was getting a "There is no valid directory..." error and my files were supposed to go to the default location. Shot in the dark, but maybe try './sites/all/images'? Path configs can be weird. ;-) – othermachines Aug 9 '15 at 5:48
  • Not a problem on my end... its known bug with IMCE, that they claim was fixed in the version of the module that I have, but obviously...that's not true. Read About It its a simple site, with no other users, so I simply re-uploaded all the files through IMCE, now they appear. – yupthatguy Aug 10 '15 at 4:39
  • I am in the same situation but I can add file througt IMCE and see them. ONly files that my user add. That why I think it's a permission issue. I do not figured it out at this moment but check your folders permission or Drupal's roles maybe.. Personnaly I use the './sites/all/images' path to make users arriving in the right folder. That's not really changin somehting with our issue. – Pauleau May 29 '17 at 12:24

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