The Library tab of your Community Essentials site provides a list of all files that have been uploaded as Library Entries. This is the List View. You can also access the Library's Folder View in order to manage the folders (create, rename, and delete) and the Entries (create, view, and delete) in the Library.
NOTE: You must be in the Folder View in order to manage folders and their Entries.
- By default, a Library has a single base folder, labeled with the name of the community, where all uploaded Entries are stored.
- The name of this folder cannot be changed.
- Community and Super admins can create additional folders and subfolders, and then relocate uploaded Entries to organize and customize the Library.
View a library in Folder View
NOTE: See Upload & Download Files to learn more about the difference between List View and Folder View.
- Navigate to a Library.
- A Library's default view is List View, but as mentioned above, you can only create new folders in Folder View. So, click this button to switch.
- Folders are displayed on the left, while their associated Entries are shown on the right. All Libraries have a base folder which defaults to the name of the community or Library, and any additional folders created exist as children of this parent folder. Library Entries with only a single file show an icon specifying the file type (e.g., PDF, MSWord, JPG, and other standard icons); Entries with multiple Entries have a unique icon that looks like stacked paper.
Use the two buttons highlighted below to either create a folder at the current level or nest a child folder under the selected folder. After adding a folder, you can immediately rename it or do so in the future.
If a Library does not have any custom folders, then by default, all of the Entries that have been uploaded are stored in the main folder. Over time, it's likely you'll want to create folders to store specific types of Library Entries and/or move existing content from one folder to another to keep them organized.
Move folders within a library
To relocate an existing folder within a library, make sure you're in Folder View, and then:
- Select the folder to be moved.
- Click the Scissors (Cut) button (there's no visual indication when cutting a folder).
- Click a folder in the hierarchy and then (refer to the image below):
- Click this to paste the folder at the same level as and immediately below the selected folder. In this case, the Annual Conference Images folder will move below the Archive - Notes folder.
- Click this to paste the folder as a child of the selected folder. In this case, the Annual Conference Images folder will become a sub-folder to the Archive - Notes folder.
Move content from one folder to another
To move content from one folder to another:
NOTE: You can move only one Library Entry at a time.
- Select the folder that contains the content you want to move. The folder's contents display on the right.
- Select the content that you want to move.
- Click the Scissors (Cut) button (there's no visual indication when cutting an Entry).
- Select the folder that you want to move the content into.
- Click Paste.
Add an Entry to a folder
If a Library has custom folders, they'll be selectable in the Folder menu when creating a new Entry, as shown below.