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

Copying an Object


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.  

You can also copy or move an object from one place to another by copying or cutting it from one place and pasting it in the new location.

This section explains how to use the Amazon S3 console to copy an object.


Copying and pasting objects protected by AWS Key Management Service (KMS) encryption keys into a new region is not supported in the Amazon S3 console. If you use the following procedure to transfer an AWS KMS protected object out of its home region, the transfer will fail. For more information on using AWS KMS encryption in Amazon S3, see Protecting Data Using Server-Side Encryption with AWS KMS-Managed Keys (SSE-KMS).

To copy an object

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at

  2. Right-click the object that you want to copy, and then click Copy.


    If you click Cut instead of Copy, you will move your file from its current location to another.

  3. Navigate to the bucket and folder where you want to copy the object, right-click the target location, and then click Paste Into.

    After you initiate the copy process, you must keep the browser open while the copy is in progress.

    You can monitor the progress of the copy on the Transfers panel. To hide or show the Transfers panel, click the Transfers button on the console.


    To clear individual line items in the Transfers panel, right-click the items, and then click Clear. To remove all finished or failed transfers, click Clear Finished/Failed Transfers.