Adding files to folders

Use folders to organize files. Add files to folders that you have Editor or Owner access to.

About this task

You can open a folder and add files, open a file and add it to a folder, or drag and drop files into folders.

You cannot add private files or files that are shared with you to public folders.

In short, follow these steps to add previously uploaded files to folders:
  • Open a folder, click Upload Files, select the files to add to the folder, and click Upload or click Add Files.
  • Open a file, click Add to Folders, select the folders to add the file to, and click Add to Folders.

Procedure

  1. Follow these steps to add files to folders:
    1. Open the folder.
    2. Click Upload Files or Add Files.
    3. Find and select files in any of the following ways:
      Choice Description

      Browse files on my computer

      Upload files from your computer to the folder.

      Uploading a file to a public folder makes the file.
      Note: External users cannot see or access public folders and files.

      Uploading a file to a shared folder shares the file with whoever the folder is shared with.

      Recent Files

      Select files that were recently uploaded or recently shared with you.

      To search across all files, type characters in the search field and click the search icon. All files include your files, files available to everyone, and files that are shared with you.

      Pinned Files

      Select from a list of your pinned files.

      My Files

      Select the files that you uploaded.

      To search across your files, type characters in the search field and click the search icon.

      Shared With Me

      Select files that people shared with you.

      To search across files that are shared with you, type characters in the search field and click the search icon.

      Sync

      Add files to be synchronized to your desktop so you can work with those files offline. Syncing is a way to share a file and keep it synchronized when multiple people are updating it concurrently.

      Keep your local files synchronized with files on the server. If you change a local version of a file, the changes are uploaded automatically to the corresponding file on the server.

      Conversely, if you or another user changes the version on the server, then the changes are synchronized to your local file.
      Note: Being able to synchronize files depends on the desktop plug-ins being installed on your client.

      Other People's Files

      Select files that are shared with you, a community you belong to, or publicly.

      Type a name or email address in the search field and then select it. If the name or address does not display, click the search icon.

      My Folders

      Select files from your folders. Expand My Folders, click a folder, and then select files from that folder.

      To search across all files, type characters in the search field and click the search icon. All files include your files, public files, and files that are shared with you.

      Shared Folders

      Select files from folders that are shared with you. Expand Shared Folders, click a folder, and then select files from that folder.

      To search across all files, type characters in the search field and click the search icon. All files include your files, public files, and files that are shared with you.

    4. Click Upload.
    5. Optionally check the box to allow all editors of the folder to edit the files you are uploading.
  2. Follow these steps to open a file and add it to a folder:
    1. Find the file that you want and open its file page.
    2. Click Add to Folders.
    3. Find and select one or more folders in any of the following ways:
      Choice Description

      Recent Folders

      Select folders that you recently added files to from the Folders I Recently Added To list.

      Select folders that you recently created, folders that others recently shared with you, and folders other people recently added files to from the Recently Updated Folders list.

      To search across all of these folders, type characters in the search field and click the search icon.

      My Folders

      Select folders that you created.

      To search across all of these folders, type characters in the search field and click the search icon.

      Folders Shared With Me

      Select folders that people shared with you.

      To search across all of these folders, type characters in the search field and click the search icon.

      Public Folders

      Select public folders.
      Note: External users cannot see or access public folders and files.

      To search across all of these folders, type characters in the search field and click the search icon.

    4. Click Add to Folders.



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