I have problems establishing a private files directory (D7.22)
I started at reading this article: http://drupal.org/documentation/modules/file.
I then created a
private folder above the Drupal root, and entered its path
admin/config/media/file-system. Despite being warned about the performance implications, I chose the Default download method as
Private local files served by Drupal.
Then, in a content type I created a native file field named Attachment, with Upload destination set to
Private files. Widget: File.
At this stage I imagined that these settings would cause an uploaded file to go inside the
../private directory. Nope, instead they go into public directory
sites/default/files. Was my assumption wrong?
I tried the following debugging changes - but to no avail:
- changed field widget to Media file selector
- changed default download method to
Public local files served by Drupal
Is it a site ghost? Am I doing anything wrong? I really see no reason for this not to work. I'm close to filing a bug issue but would appreciate someone confirm that on their installation before I do so.