Web-4MTM Reference Manual
  File Manager
Contents
Starting File Manager  Public/Private Folders  Local Folders  Changing Folders
Deleting Documents  Copying Documents Moving Documents
Deleting Folders Zipping Folders File Information Access Control

The File Manager is used to move or copy documents from one folder to another, delete documents, to move or copy documents from one computer to another and to delete and create folders. Documents accessible to Web-4M are kept in one of three areas, the Public documents area, a Private documents area, and the Local documents area. The public and private areas are on the web server that is running Web-4M. The local documents area is on your local machine. Everyone using Web-4M can access the public area. Within Web-4M only you can access the private documents area. (Note however, that the system manager can access the files in your private documents area when they are not using Web-4M.) Your local files are kept in a on your computer provided you computer has local file access permission granted and you don't own a disk-less computer systems. Web-4M does not allow others to access your local files.

The File Manager Window 

Starting File Manager

The File Manager is started from the Control Panel. It is accessed from the Utilities pull down menu. 

Quitting the File Manager

You can quit file manager by selecting quit from the File pull down menu.

Public and Private Folders and Files

Web-4M allows you to place files and folders in Public and Private areas. Files in public areas can be read by anyone using the system, but can be deleted only by you and the system manager. Files in private areas can only be read by you and the 

system manager. You can show these files to others by importing them into a whiteboard or including them in a slide show, but otherwise they are your private files. You may create and delete files and folders in your private area.

Local and Server Folders and Files

Web-4M provides you with limited access to folders and files on more than one computer. The computer you run your web browser on is your local computer and contains your local file system. The computer which runs the Web Server through which you access Web-4M contains your server's file system. Consequently, the local file system changes when you change computers, the server file system does not. Some computer systems may not have a local file system or access permission to the local file system may have been denied. In this case Local/Server buttons will not appear on the File Manager interface and only server files will be available for access.  For more information about local and server files see the Documents Reference Page

Changing Folders

 You can change folders whenever you are using the File Manager. Single click on the folder you would like to go to. You may also move between Server and Local files by clicking either the Server or Local button.

Deleting Documents

 You can delete any documents you own, in either the public or private documents area or on your local computer (any files on your local system). Navigate through your documents in the destination area. Once you have found the file you wish to delete, select the [ document to delete] and then select [Delete ] to remove the document.  To delete a folder, select the folder by clicking on it while holding down the Shift key. Then press the [Delete] button to delete the folder. 

Copying Documents

 Documents may be copied within a folder, from one folder to another or from one computer to another using the File Manager. Navigate using the File Manager until you find the document you wish to copy. Navigate the second file selector until you find the folder into which you wish to copy the document. If you have selected a valid source and destination file the Copy arrow will turn blue. Click the Copy arrow to copy the file. You may select multiple files for copying by holding down the Ctrl key while selecting the files. Holding the Shift key down will allow you to select a range of files to copy. File copies may also be performed using Drag-and-Drop. Select the files yo would like to copy and drag them to the destination folder.

Moving Documents
Documents may be moved within a folder, from one folder to another or from one computer to another using the File Manager. Navigate using the File Manager until you find the document you wish to move. Navigate the second file selector until you find the folder into which you wish to move the document. If you have selected a valid source and destination file the Move arrow will turn blue. Click the Move arrow to move the file. You may select multiple files to move by  holding down the Ctrl key while selecting the files. Holding the Shift key down will allow you to select a range of files to move. 

To transfer folders first zip the folder, see Zipping Folders.

Creating Folders

 Use the File Manager to navigate through the documents in the destination area until the File Manager displays the contents of the folder in which you wish to insert a new folder. Then select [ New Folder]. When you do this a small window will appear with a text area in which you can enter the new folder name or select [ Cancel] to abort the folder creation. 

Deleting Folders

 To delete a folder, select the folder by clicking on it while holding down the Shift key. Then press the [Delete ] button to delete the folder. 

Zipping Folders

Web-4M can compress and decompress folders using the Zip format. This is useful for creating backup archives for folders or transferring folders as a single file. To create a zip archive file, select the desired folder (shift-click it), and select [Zip Folder] from the Options menu. This will create a file with the folder name and the .zip file extension. To decompress a zip file, select the file and select [Unzip File] from the Options menu.

File Information

Several controls are provided on the File Manager to display file information. The file type, size and/or date may be displayed. You may change the size of each column in the display area by dragging the separators in the column headers. You may also sort the files in ascending or descending order by clicking the header of each column. The .File (dot file) box causes the file Manager to display files that have a dot (.) as their first character. In some operating systems these files are considered hidden. The default is not to display dot files.

Access Control

Access to public folders can be restricted to specific users or groups. The default access is all users (everyone). To modify access permissions on a folder, first select the folder (shift click). Select Modify Access under the Options menu. the following window will appear.

Access Control Window

To customize folder access, select groups or users form the lists on the right hand side on the right hand side of the window and [Add]. The access to the folder will then be limited to these individuals.


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