Uploading Files

Uploading Files

You can view, add, and delete uploaded files without having to add or edit a node:

  1. Click “Hello <your username>” in the upper right corner of the black toolbar.
  2. Click the File browser tab.
  3. Click the folder names in the Navigation panel to locate the folder you want to work in.
    1. To add a new file, use the Upload button.
    2. To delete a file, click on it to select it, then use the Delete button.
    3. To add a folder, navigate to the parent folder, click Directory, type the new folder name, then click Add.
      Screen shot with Directory button clicked to create a new folder
    4. To delete a folder, navigate to the parent folder, click Directory, type the name of the folder you wish to delete, then click Remove.
    5. To move a file, download a copy of the file to your computer, delete the file from its existing location, then upload it to a different folder.
  4. Other tips are listed by clicking the “?” button in the upper right corner of the file browser.


  • Treat all uploaded files as public, even if you do not publish links to them.
  • Do not upload sensitive/private files that the members of the public should not see.
  • Some folders in the File browser are created and used by Drupal. Do not delete these folders or delete/modify their contents unless you are very sure of what you are doing.
  • The maximum file size for an upload has been set at 2 MB. This process will abort for any file over 2 MB.
  • The maximum resolution for uploaded images is 1200 x 1200 pixels.
  • The maximum file size and resolution can be raised on a temporary or permanent basis upon request to allow uploading larger files.

Cleaner Paths for Uploaded Documents

The file browser will assign a rather lengthy, repetitive URL to uploaded documents. If this does not bother you, you can use it; however, you can also rewrite a document’s URL to be cleaner. Example: