05-01-2012 10:30 AM - edited 05-01-2012 10:35 AM
The Folders section of your YouSendIt account is home to some of the most powerful, dynamic features available to you as a YouSendIt user. Your folders allow you store and organize documents online, share entire folders with clients, colleagues and friends, and even collaborate on files. In this Tech Tip Tuesday post, I wanted to walk through the process of creating folders and adding files. On Friday, we’ll discuss the basics of collaborating on files with other users, so stay tuned for that as well. OK, let’s talk folders!
Your Folders section is a place where you can store, share, and collaborate on documents online, right in your YouSendIt account. It should also be noted that the files in your folders never expire. Let’s create a folder of our own.
First, log into your account, and click the Folders tab at the top of the page:
You will arrive at your Home Folder, where you can add files and folders.
To add a new folder, click on Create Folder, and type in the name of your folder:
(Please note that all folder names cannot contain any special characters[#, @, *, etc.], and can only consist of alphanumeric characters.)
Once you create your folder, you can now add files to it! Simply click on the name of the folder you wish to add files to, and click on the Add Files button at the top of the page. Select the files you wish to add to the folder:
You can also place folders within folders, just like the file structure you have on your computer:
From the Actions dropdown menu, you have the option to delete a file/folder, along with a number of other options:
(For more information on the Actions dropdown menu, click here.)
There’s so much we can cover regarding what you can do in your folders section, that we’ll surely start more Folders-related discussions in the future. Be sure to check back in the Community this Friday, when we’ll walk through the basics of collaborating on files in folders. If you want to get a head start, you can read about our free Desktop App, and install it and use it if you’re so inclined by clicking here.
We also have some great videos on syncing/collaborating on files in the Flight School section of our website, which can be viewed here.
Well, that’s all for now. Please let us know what you think about this feature, and if you have any tips on how you organize and/or utilize your folders, please don’t hesitate to share them here! Thanks!
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09-26-2012 09:08 AM
Explain how the 2GB limit comes into this. Is it 2GB of downloads from Folders within a month? Or limit of 2GB of files stored in Folders at anyone time?
10-03-2012 02:18 PM
I am traveling and need to download a photo file ASAP into my folder that I created on my iPad. I can't do this. Is there anyone who can helP me? I'm happy tyu buy an app but I would think I could store it in the cloud and download it somehow?
10-04-2012 10:18 AM
Hi Judy. While you can access the content in your YouSendIt folders via your Ipad, currently, you will need to save the file to your folders via a computer, and then you can access the file via your mobile device.
10-16-2012 04:35 PM
What is the easiest way to share all contents of a folder (multiple documents) and allow the receivers to download the documents, but not delete or modify the contents, etc. of the folder?
11-30-2012 03:40 AM
I have several shared folders set up. Our project is very time sensitive. When I put something in the respective folders is there a way an automatic notification can be sent with a fresh link when something has been added to their folder? I'm using the desktop sync app to add files. They are restricted to read/download only.
01-13-2013 11:33 AM
hello, i am unable to figure out how to easily move files between subfolders in the same main folder; e.g., between "jobsite plans" and "timecards" inside of a Projects folder. thanks, paul
01-18-2013 02:25 AM
Can I move files that I have already uploaded using Express that are marked to Never Expire" into folders? These are currently under the "Sent Files" tab in the Overview.
03-19-2013 01:18 PM
I'm so sorry to tell you that this isn't working in my case, the remote folders don't fully sysnchronize with the original ones, altough displaying a complete synchro. Two aspects of this Problem are REALLY CRITICAL:
1) missing needed files
2) you never know if the version of the file you are working with is truly the last one
Third one is annoying : creation of () suffixed versions - why???
Is it possible to force the synchro of a folder to ensur that it correctly occurs?
03-28-2013 03:29 PM
Mdo, that is a great idea!
If anyone else agrees with that suggestion, please give mdo0321's post a Thumbs Up!