Adding files to folders

Folders contain and organize files. Add files to folders that you have Contributor 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 other peoples' private or shared files to public folders.

Note: To remove files from folders, open the file, click the Folders tab, click the X next to the folder you want to remove the file from, and then click OK.

Procedure

  1. Follow these steps to open a folder and add files:
    1. Open the folder.
    2. Click Add Files.
    3. Find 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 public.

      Uploading a file to a shared folder means the file is shared 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 shared with you.

      Pinned Files

      Select from a list of your pinned files.

      My Files

      Select files you uploaded.

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

      Shared With Me

      Select files people have shared with you.

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

      Other People's Files

      Select files that have been shared with you, a community to which you belong, or publicly.

      Start typing 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 shared with you.

      Shared Folders

      Select files from folders 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 shared with you.

    4. Click Add Files.
    5. Optionally check the box to allow members of the folder to edit any files you own.
  2. Follow these steps to open a file and add it to a folder:
    1. Open the file.
    2. Click Add to Folders.
    3. Find folders in any of the following ways:
      Choice Description

      Recent Folders

      Below Folders I Recently Added To, select folders that you recently added files to.

      Below Recently Updated Folders, select folders you recently created, folders other people recently shared with you, and folders other people recently added files to.

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

      My Folders

      Select folders 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 people have 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.

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

    4. Click Add to Folders.
  3. Follow these steps to add previously uploaded files to folders:
    • Open a folder, click Add Files, select the files to add to the folder, and lick Add Files.
    • Open a file, click Add to Folders, select the folders to add the file to, and click Add to Folders.



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