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. I am getting C:/Fakepath/filename.txt when trying to upload a file in Chrome 8. VivekVishal 1/6/11 3:46 AM
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I am getting C:/Fakepath/filename.txt when trying to upload a file in Chrome 8. It was not seen in previous versions.
Is there any solution to this.
Re: . I am getting C:/Fakepath/filename.txt when trying to upload a file in Chrome 8. ewantodd 2/4/11 7:35 AM
It makes no sense to a linux user, does it?  What's C: ?  Why are the path separators reversed? I have no 'fakepath' directory on my box!

Seems like W3C is to blame.

  http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/number-state.html#file-upload-state

It's a misguided attempt to compensate for legacy apps (router firmware web interfaces, mainly, it seems) that expect a full microsoft-style path.  It is an obvious misstep, IMHO.  I hope we don't have to live with it for the next 20 years.  Maybe we should tell W3C to back that proposal out before it's too late.
Re: . I am getting C:/Fakepath/filename.txt when trying to upload a file in Chrome 8. mikagami 2/23/11 2:06 PM
I am also having this problem, using Chrome 9. I am trying to upload documents for a job application through my state's online application service, and I am unable to upload because it doesn't recognize the c:/fakepath thing. I haven't found any setting to change it. I know in IE you can alter it under security settings. I have been unable to find a comparable setting in Chrome. Is there any solution for this yet?
Re: . I am getting C:/Fakepath/filename.txt when trying to upload a file in Chrome 8. eCommIT 3/12/11 2:16 AM
The error is usually faced by people using Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).
You can resolve this through any one of the following 3 ways:
   1. In IE8, Change Security Settings:
      Internet Explorer>Tools>Internet Option>Security>Custom
      Find and Enable the "Include local directory path when uploading files to a server"
      (it is quite a ways down)
   2. In IE8, Add the site to your Trusted Sites:
      Tools>Internet Options>Security>Trusted Sites>Sites
   3. Create a folder named "Fakepath" in C: & copy your xml file in that folder.

According to the HTML5 specifications, a file upload control should not reveal the real local path to the file you have selected, unless it is a trusted site. This is already implemented in IE 8 and since the site is not added to your "trusted sites", it gives the error.

I would suggest use option 3 in the meantime, I will figure out solution in Chrome to Option 1 and 2 above.
Re: . I am getting C:/Fakepath/filename.txt when trying to upload a file in Chrome 8. Ogregod 9/13/11 4:06 AM
Hi guys, I would like to revive this thread as I have the same issue and maybe there is a solution now. I can use IE9 and get the full path when uploading files (I then use the folder name for filling in a text field with JavaScript), but of course I'd like to use Chrome. Any solution for getting rid of the fakepath in Chrome now? Chrome does not even show the full path for trusted sites it seems.

Thanks,
/Oddgeir
Re: . I am getting C:/Fakepath/filename.txt when trying to upload a file in Chrome 8. veesree 9/29/11 3:03 AM
ecomIT answer is very helpful to me.  thanks a lot.