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Getting files out of Joomla 1.5

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:25 pm
by micheler_66
Hi - I've been asked to download the content from a very old version of Joomla and I can't figure out how to do it. They don't care about articles written within Joomla, but the site has a lot of Word docs, PDFs, PPTs, etc that were uploaded to the site using the Joomla File Browser (i.e. they were uploaded using Joomla, not using FileZilla or similar). I'd like to use ftp to just batch-download all these files. I can see all these files via the Joomla File Browser, but when I ftp into the site, I don't see them anywhere. Help?

Added: I've done some googling, and most "how to export" information talks about looking in /public_html/ or /htdocs/ folders. This Joomla site doesn't have either of those folders.

Re: Getting files out of Joomla 1.5

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:37 pm
by Per Yngve Berg
/public_html/ or /htdocs/ is the web root of the web server. It's here you will find the configuration.php file.

What you are looking for is in the /media or /images folder located under the web root.

An issue is what user account the web server is running under, and that the ftp user does not have privileges to the files owned by the web server.

Re: Getting files out of Joomla 1.5

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:59 pm
by micheler_66
Yessssss!! I looked in the media folder and they're all there. Thank you so much :)