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Folders

The following topics discuss how you can manipulate and manage folders in the Amazon WorkDocs web client.

Creating a Folder

To create a folder

  1. In the web client, open the folder in which to create the new folder.

  2. Choose Create Folder, enter the name of the folder, and choose Create It.

Renaming a Folder

You can change the name of a folder by performing the following steps.

To rename a folder

  1. In the web client, open the folder that contains the folder to be renamed.

  2. Click anywhere on the folder line except the folder name, to display the folder menu.

  3. In the folder menu, choose Rename.

  4. Enter the new name and press the Enter key.

Moving a Folder

When you move a folder, all of the files and folders within the folder are moved along with it.

To move a folder

  1. In the web client, open the folder that contains the folder to be moved.

  2. Click anywhere on the folder line except the folder name, to display the folder menu.

  3. In the folder menu, choose Move.

  4. In the Move dialog box, navigate to the target folder and choose Move.

Deleting a Folder

You can delete a folder in one of three ways. When you delete a folder, the folder is moved to the Recycle Bin. If there are files or other folders in the folder, they are moved to the recycle bin as well.

To delete a folder

  • Choose one of the following ways to delete the folder:

    1. In the web client, open the folder to be deleted and choose Delete Folder.

    2. In the web client, open the folder to be deleted and choose the trash can icon ( 
                                    trash can icon
                                ) for the folder.

    3. In the web client, open the folder that contains the folder to be deleted, click anywhere on the folder line except the folder name, to display the folder menu and choose Delete.

Sharing a Folder

You can share a folder with other users in your organization. When you share a folder, all files within the folder are available to the users that the folder is shared with. If new files are added to the folder, the shared users also have access to the new files.

To share a folder with other users

  1. In the web client, open the folder that contains the folder to be shared.

    1. In the document control pane, choose People and Share.

    2. Click anywhere on the folder line except the folder name to display the folder menu. In the folder menu, choose Share.

  2. In the Share dialog box, start typing the first or last name of the person in your organization that you want to share the folder with, and select the desired name when it is displayed in the list. If your Amazon WorkDocs administrator has authorized you to share folders with people outside your organization, you can also enter email addresses for external people and add them to the list of people to share the folder with.

    Repeat this step for any others you want to share the folder with.

  3. Enter a personal message (if desired) of no more than 2048 characters, and choose if the folder is read-only. If the folder is not read-only, the users can upload new files or new versions of existing files to the folder.

  4. Choose OK.

An email is sent to the people notifying them that a folder has been shared with them. The email includes a web link to the folder and the personal message that was entered, if one was specified. The users, along with their assigned role, are also added to the People tab. If you receive an error message that indicates that you cannot share a folder with people outside of your organization, your administrator has not authorized you to invite new users to the organization. Contact your Amazon WorkDocs administrator for assistance.