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    Autofill feature does not save upload files in browser session.

    Asked by MOGSCHOOLS on January 15, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    I have a lengthy form that requires users to upload several different files at the end of the form.  The form is built using the Save and Continue page break/session feature, and everything is working when I return to the form later EXCEPT that any files I previously uploaded are no longer there and have to be uploaded again in order to continue. 

    This is problematic because theses are also required fields on my form.  I know the files are in my admin side, but the user does not see them when he returns to work on the form.

    Any help is appreciated.  Here is the MAIN form where file upload fields are located: https://form.jotform.com/60105775534959

    This is the "first form" that generates the link for users to return to their form later.  https://form.jotform.com/60105273591955 




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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on January 15, 2016 at 02:37 PM

    Thanks you for reporting this, it seems this feature is not optimize to save upload files. I will forward this to our second level, to see if this can be implemented.

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on January 17, 2016 at 04:08 PM

    Unfortunately this feature cannot be implemented. File uploads can only be triggered with human behavior and not programatically.

    It should be like that because otherwise the app would be able to access sensitive files from local drives. For example you open a form, it fills out input type fields, but it also accesses C:\documents\bikini_picture.jpg and uploads them.