Is there something about the design of TorBrowser that blocks the ability to upload files to Web sites, or is there something wrong with my TorBrowser installation?

UPDATE: I figured out that TorBrowser won't access files that aren't on a local drive. When I copied the files I was trying to upload to the Desktop, everything went fine - but attempting to access \\\SERVER\SHARE\file.ext fails silently. It also fails reading HTML files this way, which still leaves the question: Why?

  • Must be your installation because I'm able to upload files through Tor all the time.
    – Jimbo Jim
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 4:33
  • Normally not a problem if the file is not too big. Btw: Tor isn’t designed for up/downloading huge files. VPN or i2P would be better in this case.
    – Mark Luun
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 8:58
  • Have you tried to split your file ?
    – user22983
    Commented Sep 7, 2018 at 13:37
  • It seems like a security measure to refuse access of non-local files. Otherwise specially crafted URLs might cause a leak.
    – nobody
    Commented Jan 5, 2019 at 14:58


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