I have created a custom field of the FILE type.

When I attach a file, the file is stored on the server in this location:


Now this does have an .htaccess file to prevent access, but this is still technically a publicly accessible location.

Can the location of where these files are stored be changed/moved behind the public_html folder to say

/my/server/cividocs/ ?


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Hi @jsherk you can set the directories if you navigate to Administer>System Settings>Directories.

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