U4-3150 - Create button not working as expected for backoffice user with a non-root Media start node

Created by Joseph Poh 15 Oct 2013, 03:02:00 Updated by Murray Roke 04 Oct 2016, 21:37:31

To reproduce this problem:

Create a user with a Start Node in Media Library that is not the root

Login as that user, navigate to the Media tab and hit the Create button at the top left corner

Note that the root of the tree that is presented is still Media but the children are consistent with the children of the start node selected in step 1.

This causes a problem where media files can be created at root but cannot be accessed by the user who created it (since it would be created under the Media root rather than the Start Node configured for the user).

This was first found in Umbraco 4.9.1 but I have reproduced it in as recent version as 6.1.3.


Gordon Saxby 16 Jan 2014, 16:21:16

I think this has been a problem since early v4, if not before. This causes a lot of problems / confused users when the create many versions of the same item, can't find them, then give up and contact the site admin. The media root of one particular site is a right mess because of this!

Murray Roke 04 Oct 2016, 21:37:31

This does not seem to be an issue in 7.4.3 since the 'create' button no-longer exists, but this related issues still exists: http://issues.umbraco.org/issue/U4-9038

Priority: Major

Type: Usability Problem

State: Submitted


Difficulty: Normal


Backwards Compatible: True

Fix Submitted:

Affected versions: 4.9.1

Due in version:


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