Amazon Simple Storage Service
Console User Guide

How Do I View the Properties of an Object?

If you are in the old Amazon S3 console, to use the new console, choose Opt In in the following box, which appears on the old Amazon S3 console home page. Note that Opt In is not available in all Regions.  

                            Opt-in to new Amazon S3 console UI

This section explains how to use the console to view the properties of an object.

To view the properties of an object

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

  2. In the Bucket name list, choose the name of the bucket that contains the object.

  3. In the Name list, choose the name of the object you want to view the properties for.

  4. Choose Properties.

  5. On the Properties page, you can configure the following properties for the object.

    1. Storage class – Each object in Amazon S3 has a storage class associated with it. The storage class that you choose to use depends on how frequently you access the object. The default storage class for S3 objects is STANDARD. You choose which storage class to use when you upload an object. For more information about storage classes, see Storage Classes in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.

      To change the storage class after you upload an object, choose Storage class. Choose the storage class that you want, and then choose Save.

    2. Encryption – You can encrypt your S3 objects. For more information, see How Do I Add Encryption to an S3 Object?.

    3. Metadata – Each object in Amazon S3 has a set of name-value pairs that represents its metadata. For information on adding metadata to an S3 object, see How Do I Add Metadata to an S3 Object?.

    4. Tags – You can add tags to an S3 object. For more information, see How Do I Add Tags to an S3 Object?.