I am having rather strange issue. I have created custom CCK with image upload field. To browse a server folders I've installed a CCK Filefield and configured it to work with IMCE , however I can't see images (uploaded with FTP), unless I upload them through IMCE itself. The strange thing is that in Description field I have also IMCE file browser wich "see" correctly all images. What am I missing? Thanks

  • What users are owners of files uploaded via FTP? And who's owner of those uploaded with IMCE?
    – Mołot
    Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 7:20
  • "Administrator" is the owner of those uploaded with IMCE. I've read about this isue in some posts but, if this is the case than why I see them correctly in IMCE file browser which is located in Description field ?
    – Jim
    Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 7:41
  • one owner does not help, as we can't compare it to anything. The point is to find a difference between these 2 kind of files. Only then we can try to find out why that difference matters. Tell us how these files are different. My guess was file system owner recorded for them, but it may be something else.
    – Mołot
    Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 7:48
  • I cant find the owner of the file in CPANEL it just show the user which is the same for all files
    – Jim
    Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 8:12
  • Have I told you I don't love cPanel? Guess not. Sorry, I can't help you if I don't know what's the difference between files, and it's probably in uid, gid or mode. Don't think cPanel is going to tell you them.
    – Mołot
    Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 8:14

2 Answers 2


To overcome the above problem, I have installed the IMCE for FileField module; everything started working.


Make sure you reference the files directory as "." NOT as "sites/default/files" in your IMCE profile settings. (Per the Directory instructions below: "To specify file system root, just enter .(dot) character.")

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