I wanted a way for users to upload multiple files to a server on a webpage. I found a great jQuery plugin that does drag & drop and multiple file upload. Under browser support you can see that IE is supported, however there are special notes. MSIE does not support drag & drop and multiple file support. So basically, the script works with IE where users can upload 1 file at a time.
From my research, it turns out that it is impossible to do multiple upload (same goes for drag and drop) to IE. The browser just simply does not support it. There are many scripts out there that say “multiple upload” and say it works with IE, but it’s not truly multiple file upload. The script actually just allows you to upload multiple files with one request, not select multiple files at one time. So in other words, the file browser opens and you can only select one file. Then you can open the file browser again and select another file. If you had 10 files, you would have to repeat this process 10 times instead of just highlighting multiple files if it had true multiple file support.
Anyway, that is the “workaround” which is not acceptable for me. So IE users just won’t have a multiple upload feature in my project.