WordPress File Manager Error: Invalid backend configuration. Readable volumes not available.

Discussion in 'Third-party applications' started by Jay Shaw, Nov 1, 2021.

  1. Hello,

    I recently installed WordPress on WinHost Basic account.

    Install works great, but when adding a file manager plugin, named File Manager Advanced, I keep getting this error:

    Invalid backend configuration.
    Readable volumes not available.​

    I'm pretty sure it has something to do with permission of the plugin to view and CRUD files.

    There really aren't too many things to change in the plug-in.

    WinHost says my path to root is E:\web\mywebsite\

    So, I set the plugin's Public Root Path to E:\web\mywebsite\

    That did not help.

    Any idea what else might be wrong?

    Thanks, Jason

    NOTE: I'm using a FREE version of Advanced File Manager, there's $9 Pro version that might help.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2021

    Based on this https://github.com/barryvdh/laravel-elfinder/issues/17

    I figured out that the file manager's Public Root Folder is relative to WordPress' root folder.

    Thus, I set Public Root Folder = .. and I can now SEE file list, however, I can't access any files or navigate through folders.

    Unable to open "image"..
    Folder not found.​

    I also tried setting Public Root Folder = ../ and I get the same behavior. That is, I can see root folder list of files and folders, but can't access any of them.

    Must be another setting...
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2021
  3. SOLVED:

    I changed the Public Root Folder = ../wp-content/

    Now I can edit files and traverse folders in this tree.
    Elshadriel likes this.
  4. Elshadriel

    Elshadriel Winhost Staff

    Thanks for sharing, Jay! I'm sure it will help other WordPress users out.

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