Amazon Simple Storage Service
Console User Guide (API Version 2006-03-01)

Browsing the Objects in Your Bucket


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 use the console to browse and display the objects and folders in your bucket.

To list the objects in a bucket

  • Click the bucket whose objects you want to display.

    The Objects and Folders list displays the objects and folders in the selected bucket.


    If you have a large number of objects in a bucket, you can scroll down to the bottom of the Objects and Folders panel. When the scroll bar reaches the bottom of the list, the AWS Management Console automatically retrieves the next set of keys in your bucket, refreshes the view, and shows them in the console view.

When you click a bucket name, the console lists all the objects in the bucket in alphanumeric order. However, if your bucket contains large number of objects, scrolling down the long list to search for an object can be cumbersome. The jump feature enables you to type a string, and the console skips ahead to the specific object in the object list. If there are no objects whose key name match the specified string, the console jumps to the next object in the list in alphanumeric order.

For example, assume you have a bucket (ExampleBucket) with the following objects.

To jump to an object in your list

  1. Click the bucket name to display its objects.

  2. Begin typing an object key name.

    As you begin typing characters, for example, a letter c, the console performs the following actions:

    • Opens a jump dialog box showing the character you typed.

    • Skips ahead to the first object whose key name starts with the string you typed.

    • Appends the jump string to the existing navigation breadcrumb.

With the jump feature, you can do the following:

  • Press Enter This closes the jump dialog box. The jump results (such as the cDo shown in the preceding example screen shot) remain.

  • Press Backspace After clearing the jump dialog box, this returns you to the top of the list.

  • Press Esc This cancels the jump operation and the jump dialog box closes.


If the jump dialog box doesn't appear when you start typing, select a check box for any of the objects in the list, and try again.