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WD not creating /uploading testags files
« on: May 02, 2020, 12:59:32 AM »
I have decided to update and use my WIN 10 laptop for my weather needs. My replacement for me arrived today defective out of the box so you can tell already this has been fun #-o

Anyway, I transferred everything from my WIN 7 machine over to my WIN 10 machine and got thigs running finally after a round or so with my host for a flagged IP.
I have set everything to create and upload the testtags file but it plain flat out refuses. I have uploaded an old version of testtags.php to the server and that makes my template happy with the exception of an incorrect date due to the outdated file.
BTW there is a testtags.txt and a testtags.php both in the webfiles directory.

Can somebody please set me straight on what I am doing incorrectly?   This has me stumped!   Usually, when this happens it's a terribly simple step I have missed :-P

Thanks for any assistance!!!!
« Last Edit: May 02, 2020, 06:45:53 PM by W Thomas »


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Re: WD not creating /uploading testags files
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2020, 02:52:22 AM »
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I have set everything to create and upload the testtags file but it plain flat out refuses. I have uploaded an old version of testtags.php to the server and that makes my template happy with the exception of an incorrect date due to the outdated file.
. . .
Thanks for any assistance!!!!

The process is:
WD reads the "webfiles\testtags.txt"  - replaces tags with values - uploads to your website.

The testtags.php can only be uploaded to your webserver if the file "testtags.txt" is available on your Windows computer.  If that file is not there for WD to find it will put an error message in the uploaded file.

Please check the last image of your post
or this link https://www.smythweather.net/testtags.php
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Custom file does not exist c:\wdisplay\webfiles\testtags.txtThat is the message of WD that it can not find testtags.txt or is not allowed to read that file

Check the permissions of the files in c:\wdisplay\webfiles\

If there is no testtags.txt in that folder,  find your latest copy of it,
1. maybe on your old computer.
2. or in the latest version of WD you downloaded
 or
use this older version I  attached

After you put the file in your windows - weatherdisplay - webfiles folder the uploads will continue, but will then contain your data and not the error message.

Wim
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Re: WD not creating /uploading testags files
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2020, 02:56:06 AM »
There is a testtags.txt file in the webfiles folder as well as a testtags.php file but all it says is the custom file is not present
I'm not sure of the permissions in a sec.

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Re: WD not creating /uploading testags files
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2020, 03:02:59 AM »
I made sure that WD is started in Admin Mode so hopefully that will help
I also changed the permissions for the webfiles folder in WD.
And I replaced the testtags.txt file in the webfiles folder.

So far it still doesn't work.  Maybe moving to WIN 10 and more processor power and RAM was not a good idea for me  :oops:
It creates a testtags.php file every minute but it's void of any relevant data.
This is driving me nuts !
« Last Edit: May 02, 2020, 03:21:38 AM by W Thomas »


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Re: WD not creating /uploading testags files
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2020, 03:35:04 AM »
I made sure that WD is started in Admin Mode so hopefully that will help
I also changed the permissions for the webfiles folder in WD.
And I replaced the testtags.txt file in the webfiles folder.

So far it still doesn't work.  Maybe moving to WIN 10 and more processor power and RAM was not a good idea for me  :oops:
It creates a testtags.php file every minute but it's void of any relevant data.
This is driving me nuts !
It creates a file with the error message.
The only thing we know is that is does its work, but it can not read the testtags.txt
Is WeatherDisplay installed on the C:\ wdisplay drive    or in Program-files  ?
Is the name of the folders correct   C:\wdisplay\webfiles\ and the name of the file testtags.txt
Maybe some capitals?
Maybe c:\weatherdisplay\ and not c:\wdisplay\  ?

I am only guessing.  If you can not find it, you should post this on the https://www.weather-watch.com/smf/ forum also.

Wim



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Re: WD not creating /uploading testags files
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2020, 03:48:23 AM »
Looks like the directory syntax is correct as well as location. It is installed in C:\ wdisplay
I checked file permissions on WD in general as well as the testtags.txt and testtags.php files.
It is creating the file every minute as it's supposed to do but the file is useless no data in it.

I did post it over at the Official WD Forum but so far no response.  I'm totally stumped with this deal!   The original installation on WIN 7 works just fine it's just the computer, in general, is getting old.

Thanks for all your help!  It is much appreciated

Wayne


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Re: WD not creating /uploading testags files
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2020, 04:20:14 AM »
check what the directory is set in WD for the webfiles folder
(what ever that directory is where the testtags.txt file should be)
 but also maybe you have windows set to hide known file extensions in a folder
e.g .txt
and so you might find its called testtags.txt.txt

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Re: WD not creating /uploading testags files
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2020, 12:19:57 PM »
Thanks for the help.
The webfiles directory is inside the c:\wdisplay folder
I did verify it was there but it could be as you said set to where Windows can't see it.
I will look at that in a few and make sure about that.

For some reason, it appears WD cant read and process the file

Thanks for the help!


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Re: WD not creating /uploading testags files
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2020, 02:05:33 PM »
that folder shows some of the root folder files
and not the webfiles folder
what is set as the webfiles folder in WD (in control panel, webfiles/web page setup...try re setting the webfiles folder there to c:\wdisplay\webfiles\)
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Re: WD not creating /uploading testags files
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2020, 06:44:57 PM »
Problem located and repaired!
The problem was duplicate files for WD inside of the working WD folder.
Not sure of the exact build but it was a separate wdisplay folder with all the goodies within the C:\wdisplay folder.
Once renamed everything returned to normal operation. In the process of removing that renamed file completely after copy to a flash drive to have on hand just in case, it might be needed.
If someone can enlighten me as how to remove all the screencaps I'll do so in an attempt to save server space :)

Thanks to everyone for your help!

Wayne


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