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Navigating the File Manager


This article is part of our File Manager tutorial series. Please see the links below if you are looking for a different explanation of the File Manager.


File Manager - Sections

If you are not sure how to find the File Manager, please reference the Accessing the File Manager article. Once you are in the File Manager, you will need to know the different parts of the File Manager and how to navigate it. We have separated the File Manager into three sections: the Toolbar, the Directory Listing, and the File Listing.


The sections of the the File Manager are as followed:

  1. Section 1 (Red)- This top bar is the Toolbar. You will find all of the basic functions for managing files here.

    File Manager - Toolbar


  2. Section 2 (Blue) - This left section is the Directory Listing. Here you will find a listing of all the directories (folders) present on your account. Below you will find a list of actions you can perform in this section.

    File Manager - Directory Listing


  3. Section 3 (Green) - This right section is the File Listing. Here you will find a listing of all the files of whichever folder is currently selected. Below you will find a list of actions you can perform in this section.

    File Manager - File Listing


To Enter a Folder:

  • Double click the blue folder icon in the File Listing.
  • Alternatively, click on the yellow folder icon in the Directory Listing.

Either way will display the contents of that folder in the File Listing.

Tip: If you want to jump to a folder that is buried in several other folders, use the Directory Listing. You can click the plus (+) next to any folder to see any folders within that directory, and navigate to the desired folder. Clicking on folder will display its contents in the right section, the File Listing.
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To Leave a Folder:

  • At the top of the File Listing section, click the Up One Level link, and you will be placed in the preceeding or parent folder of the one you are currently in.
  • Alternatively, click on the appropraite folder you want to switch to from the Directory Listing.
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