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XF 1.1 Transfer attachment to another thread

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Morgain, May 16, 2013.

  1. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    On one board for study groups we keep transcripts of discussions held in chatrooms.
    We dont like to make this an open forum as users will rely on it too much and not pay attention at the time :(
    So we issue transcripts to absentees on request.

    I'm looking at making a Request Transcript forum so a user can only see their own requests.
    Being able to transfer an attachment from its source thread on our storage forum direct without having to download it and save it locally, would make a deadly chore 10 - 20 times a day a LOT quicker easier, and avoid the unnecessary load on our own computers.
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is no such option. Doing this properly will require an addon.

    For what it's worth, uploading the attachment again to the new post shouldn't consume anymore space on the server. The system will know it's the same attachment for both posts.
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  3. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Hi Jake,

    I just double checked and the above appears to be an inaccurate statement. Try uploading the same image in two different posts and you will see that there will be two saved images on the server one for each upload.
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Two separate data files in internal_data?

    I didn't test it when posting, but I could have sworn it used a hash check.
  5. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Correct, look at the two files created in the internal_data folder.

    You must be thinking of the way vB4 does it.

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