What's happening with Copy to Subtask?

When I try to open my "Copy to Subtask" plugin, I get this error:

Not Found (404)


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Have you installed the jsp files as well? There is a zip file that has 3 jsp files in it.

.Zip file? .Jsp file? No, I just clicked the Install button.

I just now looked at the site and tried he download button. All it offers to download is a .jar file.

I do now see the note about installing the .jsp files. I had to poke around on the site a lot, but finally found it and downloaded. We will see.


OK...Site says...

"Also download the file copytosubtask_config.jsp and copy it to the directory atlassian-jira/secure/admin/views"

So I copied it to here:

C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA\atlassian-jira\secure\admin\views

I then restarted JIRA. When I attempt to open the plugin I get the message below. Note that the path is DIFFERENT from the one the documentation said to use. In fact, there is no C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA\atlassian-jira\secure\views\Plugins folder.


Not Found (404)


Could not find what you were looking for. Maybe you should raise an issue.

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So I created the folder and moved the plugin to it. Stopped/restarted JIRA. Got the same message again.

So, combining the error message with the directions, I tried putting it here:

C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA\atlassian-jira\secure\admin\views\Plugins

Same message.

The url that generates the message is


So, for chuckles and grins I tried dropping the plugin here:

C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA\atlassian-jira\secure\admin

Still no go.

CopyToSubtask is v3.1

JIRA is v5.1.7

See https://studio.plugins.atlassian.com/wiki/display/JCTS/Home. As mentioned, for v3.0 or higher,

Download the zip file from here and extract it to the directory atlassian-jira/secure/views. This will create a folder plugins with the jsp files under it.

Not sure why it created 2 plugins directory because the zip has only one level! Anyways, you finally has it working :)

Downloaded the .ZIP to here:

C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA\atlassian-jira\secure\views

Extracted it there, so this was created:

C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA\atlassian-jira\secure\views\plugins\plugins

C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA\atlassian-jira\secure\views\plugins\_MACOSX

That didn't work, so moved them up one level.

And, YES, it is finally working.

Did get it working as described above. However, two facts have caused me to abandon it:

1. It won't handle the standard 'Description' field, which is the one I most wanted to copy.

2. It takes too long for the script to run each time.

I would have awarded more karma points for this, but it seems I can only give one.

Hard to say with just this information.

1) Is this a new installation?

2) If not, where did your data come from?

3) If a new installation, did you install the pluging?

4) If old installation, did someone remove the plugin?

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