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Browse files/folders button not working in Firefox

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Congratulations on the release of ePADD. I've been playing around but I'm sure I've barely scratched the surface...

I've come across a few minor issues which I'll report separately.

The first is that the browse directory function doesn't seem to work in Firefox - e.g. to specify the folder location for mbox files.

The drive letters are generated, but when you click on any of them, nothing happens.

The web console shows the error:
ReferenceError: event is not defined (filepicker ... 42:10)

It works in Chrome, but a related issue is that in both FF and Chrome, if you click on "browse" more than once, the drive letters are duplicated.

The workaround is to paste the path into the box.

I'm using Windows 7; Firefox and Java are up-to-date. Please let me know if you need any other information.

Tim Hutchinson
University of Saskatchewan

asked Jul 7, 2015 by Tim Hutchinson

3 Answers

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Thanks for your feedback, Tim. We are looking at this issue in more detail and will post here when we have an update.

answered Jul 7, 2015 by Josh_Schneider (5,040 points)
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Thanks for reporting the issues. This is a FireFox (39) + Win 7 problem. FireFox (39) + Mac works fine. We will issue a fix asap. In the meantime, please use Chrome + Win 7 or FireFox/Chrome + Mac to work on your email archives.

answered Jul 8, 2015 by Peter_Chan (2,770 points)
edited Jul 8, 2015 by Peter_Chan

Thanks! (And thanks again - to get to 12 characters :) )

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We have just released epadd version 1.0.1 which fix the issue. Please download it from

answered Jul 15, 2015 by Peter_Chan (2,770 points)
edited Jul 16, 2015 by Peter_Chan

Belated thanks for this - that did the trick at my end.

I was not logged in when I first posted this question, so apparently I can't select the answer as correct/final :)

ePADD is a software package developed by Stanford University's Special Collections & University Archives that supports archival processes around the appraisal, ingest, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives.