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Managing files and folders

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Open a file or folder

To view a file or to open a folder in Manage Files, click on the name of the file or folder.

If a file requires specific software to open it, then you must have that software installed on your computer. For example, to open a PowerPoint file you must have Microsoft PowerPoint installed.

View properties of a file or folder

On the Manage Files page, you can view file and folder properties such as Size, Type, and Last Modified Date. The  link icon beside a file name indicates that the file is in use as a content topic.

Sort files and folders

Click on the corresponding column header to sort files and folders ascending or descending by name, size, type, and last modified date.

Edit an existing HTML or TXT file

  1. In the Manage Files area, locate the HTML file you want to edit.
  2. Click the  Edit File icon from the file's context menu.
  3. Edit your content using the HTML Editor.
  4. Click Save.

Copy a file or folder

  1. In the Manage Files area, select the check box beside the folder or file you want to copy. You can copy multiple files or folders by selecting the check boxes beside those files or folders.
  2. Click the  Copy icon in the action bar.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you want to place the copied content.
  4. From the folder bar, click the  Paste icon. The folders or files you selected are copied to this location.

Move a file or folder

  1. In the Manage Files area, select the check box beside the folder or file you want to copy. You can copy multiple files or folders by selecting the check boxes beside those files or folders.
  2. Click the  Cut icon in the action bar.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you want to place the content you want to move.
  4. From the folder bar, click the  Paste icon.

Note: Use caution when moving files and folders if they are referenced in the Content area. Moving a file that is currently in use as a topic might result in a broken link.

Rename a file or folder

  1. In the Manage Files area, click the  Rename icon from the context menu of the file or folder you want to rename.
  2. Type in a new name for the file or folder and press Enter.

Note: If you rename a file in use as a topic in your course, it automatically updates the file reference in the Manage Content area.

Delete a file or folder

  1. In the Manage Files area, select the check box beside the file or folder that you want to delete. You can delete multiple files or folders all at once by selecting the check boxes beside those files or folders.
  2. Click the  Delete icon in the action bar.
  3. In the confirmation message, click Yes.

Unzip a file in Manage Files

Tip: This is a good way to upload multiple files and folder structures all at once.

  1. In the Manage Files area, go to the folder into which you want to extract files.
  2. Upload your ZIP file. See Uploading and downloading files in Manage Files to learn more about uploading files.
  3. Click the  Unzip icon from the zipped file's context menu. The files are extracted into the current folder.

Zip a file in Manage Files

Tip: This is useful for archiving files on the server.

  1. In the Manage Files area, go to the folder that contains the files or folders you want to compress.
  2. Select the check boxes beside the files or folders you want to compress.
  3. Click the  Zip icon from action bar. The files are compressed into the current folder.

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