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Not a bug

Preview for guest user

support 2 years ago in Feature requests updated by Vlad R 2 years ago 4

I have installed the last version and create a guest account in using regular account without the possibility to download.
So the preview thumbnail for this account doesn't work. And I get an error 404 in using the preview link

http://mydomainFILERUN/?page=login&action=login&nonajax=1&username=visiteur&password=visiteur.

Last year, I install an older version and all that was working.

any idea?

Answer

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Not a bug

It is a change included in the February update (https://www.filerun.com/changelog): Important change: Thumbnails are no longer shown for users without download permission.

The reasons for it being: 

  1. thumbnails serve the purpose of identifying a document that is accessible
  2. in some cases thumbnails can contain enough data to consider saving the thumbnail an action of downloading more than 50% of the actual document - which works against the definition of preventing the file to be downloaded

The preview link finally work, but why thumbnail preview doesn't appears when I disable files cannot be downlodable in permission?

Answer
Not a bug

It is a change included in the February update (https://www.filerun.com/changelog): Important change: Thumbnails are no longer shown for users without download permission.

The reasons for it being: 

  1. thumbnails serve the purpose of identifying a document that is accessible
  2. in some cases thumbnails can contain enough data to consider saving the thumbnail an action of downloading more than 50% of the actual document - which works against the definition of preventing the file to be downloaded

Some poeples don't want to show thumbnails, while others want. 

So, why not give the option?

We'll consider it, but so far we haven't seen anybody else interested. You're welcome to post it as a feature request.