I have added the CK editor WYSIWYG to my website.

However I want user to browse their own local PC directory when uploading images and not the server. The default Image module from drupal core does this fine how can I do this with CKeditor?

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    Did you look at the "upload" tab in your screenshot? Dec 28, 2015 at 19:03

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This is one way to do this:

  1. Install IMCE

  2. Go to Configuration > Content authoring > CKEditor. Click edit for the Full profile

  3. Expand the File browser fieldset. Select IMCE in the dropdown menu under File browser type. Save.

Then, when you click the Browser Server button, you will see the following window. Notice the Upload button. Clicking it will allow the user to select a file from their computer. enter image description here

  • I have decided to use your answer as I cannot use CKeditor uploader as It's a paid service... however I am not getting anything in the navigational bar! i.imgur.com/YCE4FFH.png
    – testing1
    Dec 29, 2015 at 11:16
  • There may be many reasons why this is happening. Check this installation tutorial easydrupalsolutions.blogspot.in/2014/09/blog-post_2.html. Also check that your public file folder has public write permission in your server. Also be sure to select "Full HTML" (rather than "Filtered HTML") in the text box you are trying to edit. These are blind guesses - you'll need to do your own debugging. IMCE and CKEditor can be finicky. ALSO remember to clear your cache and reload pages every time whenever you do tests.
    – argiepiano
    Dec 29, 2015 at 15:29
  • I saw you asked this question in a different thread - good idea. Since you found my answer useful, can you vote it up or mark it as correct?
    – argiepiano
    Dec 29, 2015 at 15:52
  • So sad to read the 1st comment here, but then such users don't seem to know (or care?) about what's written in someone answers ... Aug 10, 2016 at 18:20

As @PatrickRyan suggested to add images to the server from your local PC you will have to click on 'upload'

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