I recently upgraded to the latest WordPress, and I have to say, I hate this new 'file management' system. Uploading used to be very easy, now I have to futz around with clicking on icons and hoping they size properly and hoping they actually link to where it stored them and so on. I hate it.
I used to be able to upload files purely for the sake of uploading them and linking them elsewhere... not to post on the blog, but perhaps on a forum somewhere. But no, now everything redirects to index.php.
I tried making a new folder, totally unrelated to wordpress, and uploading things into that via my website manager. No dice. Even when I added an htaccess file to it turning off rewrite for that folder, it doesnt seem to have done the job.
So... any advice would be welcome, and count me as a big vote for either dumping the 'file manager', improving it significantly, or far better, making it a separate tool from the posting page.