I have a content type with a file field where I want the files to be private... I set the upload destination to private, but when the field instance is saved with features, this setting is not saved. How can I save this for use with an installation profile? (all other content types use public files)

  • make sure web user has permission to private folder.
    – arpitr
    Commented Oct 1, 2016 at 4:14
  • Sounds like a features bug.
    – Jaypan
    Commented Oct 1, 2016 at 6:42

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The upload destination is not saved with the field instance, but with the field base. I was using an existing file field that was public. I needed to create a new field and define it as private and save that field base in my feature.

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