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Console User Guide (API Version 2006-03-01)

Editing Object Details

Important

This is the User Guide for the old Amazon S3 console. If you are looking for the User Guide for the new Amazon S3 console, see Welcome to the New Amazon S3 Console User Guide.  

This section explains how to use the console to edit the details of one or more selected objects. The property details of an object that you see and can change depends on the storage class of the object. For information on the Amazon S3 storage classes, see Storage Classes in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.

Editing the Details of Objects with a Storage Class of STANDARD, STANDARD_IA, or RRS

Important

This is the User Guide for the old Amazon S3 console. If you are looking for the User Guide for the new Amazon S3 console, see Welcome to the New Amazon S3 Console User Guide.  

This section describes how to change the property details of an object with a storage class of STANDARD, STANDARD_IA (IA, for infrequent access), or RRS (Reduced Redundancy Storage).

To change the details of an object with a Storage Class of STANDARD, STANDARD_IA, or RRS

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/s3/.

  2. Choose the object you want to change the details for.

  3. (Optional) To change the storage class, select the class you want to use.

  4. (Optional) Change the server-side encryption (SSE) settings as needed. With server-side encryption (SSE), Amazon S3 encrypts your data at the object level as it writes the data to disks in the data centers and decrypts the data for you when you access it. For more information about using SSE in Amazon S3 go to Protecting Data Using Server-Side Encryption in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.

  5. Choose Save to save your changes.

Note

When you select two or more objects in a bucket and click Details, no selections for the storage class or Server Side Encryption are shown, regardless of the settings of these properties for the files that are part of the selection. In this case where you want to select multiple objects, the Details panel enables you to change one of the two properties for all of the selected objects. For example, if you select AES-256 for Server Side Encryption and click Save, all of the selected objects will be encrypted. The following example shows the details for two selected items.

Editing the Details of Objects with the Amazon Glacier Storage Class

Important

This is the User Guide for the old Amazon S3 console. If you are looking for the User Guide for the new Amazon S3 console, see Welcome to the New Amazon S3 Console User Guide.  

When you select an object stored in the Amazon Glacier Storage class and click Details, the details appear. If the object has not been restored, the properties of the object are view-only. The following example shows the details properties for an object stored in the Amazon Glacier storage class that has not been restored.

If the object is in the process of being restored, the Details tab indicates this. The following example shows the properties for an object stored in the Amazon Glacier storage class that is in the process of being restored. For more information about restoring, see Restoring an Object.

If the object is restored, the date until which the object is restored is displayed under Details. The following example shows properties of a restored object. You can use the Modify button to change the length of time until which the object is restored.

When you select two or more Amazon Glacier Storage Class class objects in a bucket and view the Properties of the selected objects, the Properties pane shows only the bucket name and the number of objects selected.