Manage Data: Files View

To manage the files in a Pod, go to Files view in PodBrowser. The Files view is the default view, but you can also switch to the Files view by clicking on the Files icon on the top menu bar.

PodBrowser Files View

The Files view displays the contents of your Pod. The contents of your Pod have the following type:

Type

Description

Container

A Container is analogous to a folder; it contains other Containers and Resources.

Resource

A Resource refers to a file of any type.

View Details of Folders and Files

To view the details of a folder:

  1. Go to the specific folder and click Folder Details to open a Details view. The Details view provides information about the current folder you are browsing.

    For example, the following image displays the details for the folder named profile:

    Details of the profile Folder/Container
  2. From the folder’s Details view:

    • You can Delete the folder.

    • You can view its Details.

    • You can modify the Permissions to the folder.

To view the details of a file/Resource:

  1. Click on the file to open a Details view. The Details view provides information about the current selected file. For example, the following image displays the details for the file named card:

    Details of a file named card
  2. From the file’s Details view:

Delete Folders and Files

You can delete a folder or a file from its Details view:

  1. Open the Details View for the folder or file to delete:

    • For a folder, navigate to the folder and click Folder Details. This opens its Details View.

    • For a file, select the file. This opens its Details View.

  2. From the Details view, click Delete. A Confirmation dialog appears.

  3. To confirm the delete, click OK in the Confirmation dialog.

Download Files

You can download a file from its Details view:

  1. Select the file to download. This opens its Details View.

  2. From the Details view, click Download. Follow your Web browser’s download action flow.

Modify Permissions for Folders and Files

You can modify the access permissions for a folder or a file from its Details view:

  1. Open the Details View:

    • For a folder, navigate to the folder and click Folder Details. This opens its Details View.

    • For a file, select the file. This opens its Details View.

  2. From the Details view, click Permissions to expand the panel.

    • To grant access to a new individual,

      1. Click Add with WebID.

      2. Enter the individual’s WebID. You must include specify the full URL, including the protocol https:// ....

      3. Expand the access modes by clicking on the Access Modes caret (v).

      4. Select the access modes to grant.

      5. Click Add.

    • To modify existing access for an individual,

      1. Expand the individual’s access modes by clicking on the associated Access Modes caret (v).

        • To revoke an access mode, deselect the access mode to revoke.

        • To grant an access mode, select the access mode to grant.

      2. Click SAVE.

Create Folder

To create a folder in the current folder:

  1. Click on the Create File link.

  2. Enter in the folder’s name.

  3. Click Create Folder.

Upload Files

To upload a file to the current folder:

  1. Click on the Upload File link.

  2. Select the file to upload.

Switch Pod

To switch to another Pod:

  1. Click on the Pod indicator dropdown on the top left-hand side.

  2. Select -> Change Pod.

  3. Enter the Pod URI (or the URI of a folder in the Pod). You must include specify the full URL, including the protocol https:// ....

  4. Click Go.

Bookmark Files and Folders and Pods

Bookmark Files and Folders

To bookmark a folder or a file:

  1. Select the star icon next to the folder or file.

To remove the folder or file from your bookmarks:

  1. Deselect the star icon.

Bookmark a Pod

To bookmark the current Pod:

  1. Click on the Pod indicator dropdown on the top left-hand side.

  2. Select Bookmark Pod.

To remove a Pod from your bookmarks:

  1. Click on the Pod indicator dropdown on the top left-hand side.

  2. Select Remove Pod Bookmark.

You can view your saved Bookmarks in Bookmarks View.