I have a problem that I can't access public files directory from IMCE as file browser (and CKEDITOR as editor). When an user write a blog post, he can't upload images to public directory because this path doesn't appear in the IMCE directory tree.
Prior to post this question I have searched in Drupal Answers, in Drupal forum and in Google if there is an answer to my question but without success. I've read some other answer to similar questions but without success. I put here my configuration.
Config media file system:
- Public path: sites/default/files
- Private path: sites/default/files/private
- Temp path: tmp
- Checked: Private files served by Drupal
CKEditor file explorer: IMCE (for all)
Users, that can write blog post, has permission to "Bypass file access control", "Administer files", "add and upload new files", etc.
When they write a blog post and open IMCE to upload an image in the body, the paths shown in the directory tree are all relative to private directory and they can't select public path.
It's for Drupal 7.
How should I do to allow user to upload files to public path with IMCE?
After some days searching about this question, I have found where is the problem. There are two, very old, open issues in IMCE that are just my problem. https://www.drupal.org/project/imce/issues/2018863 https://www.drupal.org/project/imce/issues/1700438
CKEditor launch IMCE according to the method you have selected to download files in Admin > Configuration > Media > File system, under the "Default download method". If you select private download then CKEditor always open IMCE in private folder and then you can't switch to public folder, despite of the new node will be public (blog post).
I think it's a very big problem. I should have the option to select if I want public or private directory in IMCE when It was launched by CKEditor.