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Howto: Enable IIS directory browsing on Azure Websites

Ever wonder how to enable IIS Directory Browsing on a directory in your Microsoft Azure Website?  Hint: it’s not in the control panel for your account.

The answer: drop a web.config file into the directory you want to browse and set <directoryBrowse enabled=”true” />.  Done.  That’s it.

Here’s a sample web.config that you can use:

   <directoryBrowse enabled="true" showFlags="Date,Time,Extension,Size" />



One response to “Howto: Enable IIS directory browsing on Azure Websites”

  1. […] If you are strictly using your Azure web application as a file server, you may want to be able to browse directory listings. You can do this by putting in a web.config file in your wwwroot folder. I found this trick here […]

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