Managing files and folders

  1. Open a file or folder
  2. View properties of a file or folder
  3. Sort files and folders
  4. Edit an existing HTML or TXT file
  5. Copy a file or folder
  6. Move a file or folder
  7. Rename a file or folder
  8. Delete a file or folder
  9. Unzip a file in Manage Files
  10. Zip a file in Manage Files

Open a file or folder

To view a file or to open a folder on the Manage Files page, 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, you must have Microsoft PowerPoint installed to open a PowerPoint file.

View properties of a file or folder

On the Manage Files page, file and folder properties such as Size, Type, and Last Modified Date are displayed on the file grid. 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, or last modified date.

Edit an existing HTML or TXT file

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

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Copy a file or folder

  1. On the Manage Files page, select the check box beside the folder or file you want to copy. You can copy multiple files and folders to the same location by selecting the check boxes beside those files and folders.
  2. Click the Copy icon in the action bar.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you want to place the copied content.
  4. Click Paste.

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Move a file or folder

  1. On the Manage Files page, select the check box beside the folder or file you want to move. You can move multiple files and folders to the same location by selecting the check boxes beside those files and 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. Click Paste.

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.

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Rename a file or folder

  1. On the Manage Files page, click Rename from the context menu of the file or folder you want to rename.
  2. Enter in a new name for the file or folder.
  3. Click Save.

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.

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Delete a file or folder

  1. On the Manage Files page, 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 on the action bar.

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Unzip a file in Manage Files

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

  1. On the Manage Files page, go to the folder where 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 Unzip in the zipped file's context menu. The files are extracted into the current folder.

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Zip a file in Manage Files

Tip  This is useful for archiving files on the server.

  1. On the Manage Files page, select the check boxes beside the files or folders you want to compress.
  2. Click the Zip icon on the action bar. The files are compressed into the current folder.

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