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Folder operations


The following actions can be performed with the folders in the media library:


NewFolder New folder - creates a new folder under the currently selected folder
LibraryDelete Delete - deletes the currently selected folder
LibraryCopy Copy - uploads the folder and its content to another location and keeps the original folder
LibraryMove Move - uploads the folder into another location and deletes the original folder


Single file operations


You can perform the following operations by clicking the icons next to particular files:


NewFile New file - uploads a file from the local or network file system to the currently selected folder
Next Select - selects the file and opens its editing interface in the bottom section
View View - downloads the file and opens it in your default application for the file type
Edit Edit - this icon appears only with images and when clicked, the image gets opened in the built-in image editor
Delete Delete - deletes the file
Update Update - replaces the file with another file; the original file gets deleted and replaced by the new one
Warning Import - this icon is displayed only with files that have been uploaded to the library folder externally (e.g. via FTP) and have not yet been registered in the database; by clicking the icon, you register the file in the database


Batch file operations


You can also perform the LibraryCopy Copy, LibraryMove Move, LibraryDelete Delete and Warning Import operations for multiple files at once. To perform a batch operation, take the following steps:


1. Use the first drop-down list to select if you want to perform the operation for:


All files - performs the operation for all files in the current folder
Selected files - performs the operation only for files selected by the check-boxes (Enabled)


2. If you selected Selected files in the previous step, use the check-boxes to select the files to perform the operation with.


3. Choose the operation to perform using the second drop-down list and click OK.


4a. If you are performing the LibraryCopy Copy or LibraryMove Move operation, the following dialog is displayed. Choose the target folder (or create a new one using the NewFolder New folder button if needed) and click the LibraryCopy Copy/ LibraryMove Move button.


4.b If you are performing the LibraryDelete Delete operation, you will be prompted to confirm the deletion. Click OK to delete the files.


4.c If you are performing a batch Warning Import operation, a dialog will appear for each imported file. You need to specify the following details for each imported file:


File name: name of the file displayed in the administration interface
Title: name of the file displayed on the live site
Description: text describing the image


Click the Import file button to proceed to the following file.


You can also enable the Apply description to all files option, which imports all files in one click on the Import all files button. All files will have the entered Description and the File name and Title fields will contain the names of the physical files without extension.




Please note


Due to .NET architecture, your site will be restarted when you perform one of the following actions:

folder is deleted
folder is renamed
folder is moved
large number of files is deleted (100 by default, this can be set in the <system.web> section of your web.config by the following key: <compilation debug="true" numRecompilesBeforeAppRestart="100">)



Detailed information about the Media libraries module can be found in Developer's Guide -> Modules -> Media libraries.


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