ASP.NET - Uploading Folder in Asp.Net - Asked By Hema Moss on 10-Mar-09 03:53 AM


I want to upload a folder in application. If i use FileUpload control, it allows me to select only 1 file. But i want to upload whole folder at once, is it possible to do...?

Uploading Folder with ASP.NET - mv ark replied to Hema Moss on 10-Mar-09 04:09 AM

It is not possible to upload an entire folder. You may have to zip the files in the folder to upload everything at once or use a multiple file upload control like this one -

Alternatively you can adapt this jQuery plugin -

How to upload multiple Files in - Kalit Sikka replied to Hema Moss on 10-Mar-09 04:22 AM

Use the ‘HttpFileCollection’ class to retrieve all the files that are uploaded. Files are encoded and transmitted in the content body using multipart MIME format with an HTTP Content-Type header. ASP.NET extracts this information from the content body into individual members of an HttpFileCollection.
The code would look as follows:
protected void btnUpload_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // Get the HttpFileCollection
            HttpFileCollection hfc = Request.Files;
            for (int i = 0; i < hfc.Count; i++)
                HttpPostedFile hpf = hfc[i];               
                if (hpf.ContentLength > 0)
                    hpf.SaveAs(Server.MapPath("MyFiles") + "\\" +
        catch (Exception ex)
            // Handle your exception here

re - Web Star replied to Hema Moss on 10-Mar-09 04:46 AM


this is not possible directly to upload all file from folder because the FileUpload control select a file at a time

so if u want like that then u need to do different way means u can give the option for selecting more than one file, or u can do this is window services like etc.

New Approach - Asked By Hema Moss on 12-Mar-09 01:19 AM

Hi All,

Thanks for ur replies. I have approached a different way to Upload Folder  by using DirectoryInfo().... its working fine. But here i have one problem, this application is deployed in the remote server(Windows 2003). When im trying to upload folder from the development site, its working fine. When i upload it from my machine, its not allowing me to upload. I think there is some credentials problem.... but how can i solve this.... below is my code.....  

DirectoryInfo dirInfo = new DirectoryInfo(Server.MapPath(txtFolderPath.Text));

foreach (FileInfo file in dirInfo.GetFiles())


string strFilePath = file.FullName;

string strFileName = file.Name;

StreamReader tempStream = file.OpenText();

Stream fStream = tempStream.BaseStream;

byte[] contents = new byte[fStream.Length];

fStream.Read(contents, 0, (int)fStream.Length);



Can anyone help me with this...?

My name is Naveed - Naveed Khan replied to Hema Moss on 30-Jun-09 12:46 AM
Hello world