ExpressionEngine® 3 User Guide

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File Manager

Control Panel Location: Files

On the main File Manager page you can view all of your previously uploaded files. Files can be searched by keyword as well as filtered by upload location. You can also select multiple files using the checkboxes on the right, and then download the files or delete them using the dropdown menu at the bottom of the page.

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Permission Restrictions

  • File upload directories: Create Upload Directories
  • File upload directories: Edit Upload Directories
  • File upload directories: Delete Upload Directories
  • Files: Upload New Files
  • Files: Edit Files
  • Files: Delete Files

Actions

Export All

All files will be zipped and downloaded.

Search Files

This will search files by title, name, and file type, respecting the current filters.

Sync

This will take you to Sync Directory.

Note

This will only be available if you are viewing a single directory.

Upload New File

This will take you to the upload form.

Manage

The icons in the manage column perform actions on the file in its row.

View

This will open a modal displaying a preview of the image.

Note

This will only be available if the file is an image.

Edit

This will take you to the file’s edit form.

Crop

This will take you to the file’s crop form.

Note

This will only be available if the file is an image.

Download

Clicking this icon will download the file.

Bulk Actions

The checkbox in the right-most column of the table selects a button for a bulk action. When at least one checkbox is checked the bulk action dropdown menu and submit button will be made available in the lower righthand corner of the table.

Remove

The selected files will be removed. Removing a file will cause a confirmation modal to appear that will summarize the action.

Download

The selected files will be zipped and downloaded.