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

Using the Enhanced Uploader

The Enhanced Uploader uses a Java applet. After you choose the Enhanced Uploader, if the uploader is not ready to use after two minutes, you might need to change your platform (Windows or Mac) or browser configuration to get the Java applet to work. The instructions in this section describe how to make these changes depending on which platform and browser you are using.

Using the Enhanced Uploader in Microsoft Windows

You need to enable Java in a browser before you can use the Enhanced Uploader on a computer running Microsoft Windows. After you enable Java, you can use the Enhanced Uploader with Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox on Windows.

Enable Java for Windows Browsers

Follow the instructions provided at Launching Java Control Panel on Windows to launch the Java Control Panel. Click the Security tab in the Java Control Panel, select Enable Java content in the browser, and then click Apply. Restart the browser and follow the browser specific steps in the following sections.

Using the Enhanced Uploader with Internet Explorer

This section describes how to use the Enhanced Uploader in Internet Explorer.

To use the Enhanced Uploader in Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and sign in to the AWS Management Console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/s3/.

  2. Click Allow the Java(TM) plugin to run on the S3 console, if your browser displays this message.

  3. In the buckets list, click the name of bucket where you want to upload data and then click Upload.

  4. Click Enable Enhanced Uploader (BETA).

  5. I the Security Warning window that asks Do you want to run this application?, select I accept the risk and want to run this application and then click Run.

  6. Click Add Items.

  7. If your browser displays the warning Allow Access to the following application from this web site, click Allow.

  8. In the Select files and folders to upload window, select the files and folders that you want to upload and then click Open.

  9. (Optional) Click Set Details to choose a storage class, configure encryption, set permissions, and set metadata.

  10. Click Start Upload.

Using the Enhanced Uploader with Mozilla Firefox on Windows

This section describes how to use the Enhanced Uploader in Firefox.

To use the Enhanced Uploader in Mozilla Firefox

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

  2. In the buckets list, click the name of bucket where you want to upload data and then click Upload.

  3. Click Enable Enhanced Uploader (BETA).

  4. In the Security Warning window that asks Do you want to run this application?, select I accept the risk and want to run this application and then click Run.

  5. Click Add Items.

  6. In the Select files and folders to upload window, select the files and folders that you want to upload and then click Open.

  7. (Optional) Click Set Details to choose a storage class, configure encryption, set permissions, and set metadata.

  8. Click Start Upload.

Using the Enhanced Uploader on the Mac

You can use the Enhanced Uploader with Safari or Mozilla Firefox on the Mac.

Using the Enhanced Uploader with Safari on the MAC

This section describes how to use the Enhanced Uploader with Safari. You may need to operate in Safari’s unsafe mode for the Enhanced Uploader to run, which is described in the following procedure.

To use the Enhanced Uploader in Safari’s unsafe mode

  1. Open Safari, choose Safari > Preferences and then click Security.

  2. Click Website Setting that is next to Internet plug-ins.

  3. In the plug-ins windows that is displayed, click Java in the left pane.

  4. In the Configured Websites pane, expand the drop-down next to the URL for the Amazon S3 Management Console website.

  5. Click Run in Unsafe Mode and then click Trust in the warning message that appears.

  6. Click Done.

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

  8. In the buckets list, click the name of bucket where you want to upload data and then click Upload.

  9. Click Enable Enhanced Uploader (BETA).

  10. In the Security Warning window that asks Do you want to run this application?, select I accept the risk and want to run this application and then click Run.

  11. Click Add Items.

  12. In the Select files and folders to upload window, select the files and folders that you want to upload and then click Open.

  13. (Optional) Click Set Details to choose a storage class, configure encryption, set permissions, and set metadata.

  14. Click Start Upload.

Using the Enhanced Uploader with Mozilla Firefox on the Mac

This section describes how to use the Enhanced Uploader in Firefox on the Mac.

To use the Enhanced Uploader in Firefox on the Mac

  1. Open Firefox and click the menu icon (three horizontal bars on the top right of the window).

  2. Click Preferences and then click Content.

  3. If Block pop-up windows is selected, clear the check box to disable it.

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

  5. In the buckets list, click the name of bucket where you want to upload data and then click Upload.

  6. Click Enable Enhanced Uploader (BETA).

  7. Click the plugin icon in the address bar and a message panel opens.

  8. In the message panel, click Allow and Remember.

  9. In the Security Warning window that asks Do you want to run this application?, select I accept the risk and want to run this application and then click Run.

  10. Click Add Items.

  11. In the Select files and folders to upload window, select the files and folders that you want to upload and then click Open.

  12. (Optional) Click Set Details to choose a storage class, configure encryption, set permissions, and set metadata.

  13. Click Start Upload.