folder issue fixed
in config.php file:
Set the two variables as:
$Config['UserFilesPath'] = "/userfiles/" ;
$Config['UserFilesAbsolutePath'] = ;
(note: no "" in line 2)
making sure the actual folders are present where they should be (in this case the folder "userfiles" is in my root) and permissions are set.
Also check the Base HREF path is correct in iRite opening edit page: