Copying, Moving, and Other Actions You can Perform On Folders and Files
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To perform actions on a single file, either right-click on the file or folder to access the available actions or select the file or folder and click on the icon in the top menu.

This list of icons changes dependent on what actions you can perform:
image.png – Download. If you selected multiple items, they are downloaded in a ZIP file. If nothing is selected, the current folder will be downloaded as a ZIP file. When accessing CTERA Portal through a Chrome browser, users can drag and drop files from the CTERA Portal directly to a local user folder such as Desktop. You can drag and drop only one file at a time.
image.png – Recover previous versions of a file. See Managing a Previous Version of a File.
image.png – Copy or move the selected items to another folder in the cloud drive. A move involves copying the selected files to the destination folder and then deleting the files from the source folder. The dialog to find the destination folder when copying or moving a folder or file enables you to drill-down to the destination.
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As you drill-down through the destination options breadcrumb links are displayed that you can use to go back to any folder in the breadcrumb path. Also, the search window searches the whole portal.

Click the option button next to the destination folder for the copy or move and then click either Copy or Move. Do not drill-down to the folder itself. You cannot copy a folder to a cloud folder with the same name, to overwrite the destination folder.

Note

If you cancel a move operation after some of files have been copied but before the files are deleted from the source folder, these files exist in both the destination and source folders.

image.png – Delete the selected files.
image.png – Rename the selected file.
image.png – Manage the collaborators list. See Collaborating on Files.
image.png – Create or manage public links. See Making Content Public.
image.png – Undelete selected files. This item is displayed only if deleted files are displayed. See Recovering Deleted Files.
image.png – Copy the permalink for the folder or file.
image.png – Editing and Creating Files using Microsoft O365. See Editing and Creating Files.
Right-clicking a file or clicking to the right of the file shows the same options with the following differences:
Open With – When Microsoft O365 is available, you can open the file in the appropriate Office Online editor. See Editing and Creating Files. This option replaces the image.png editing files option.
image.png – Preview the file. See Viewing Files.

When you select multiple files, the list of actions that you can perform is limited to actions that can be performed on more than one file, such as delete or download.

To select all files and folders in the list, or to clear all the selected items, check or uncheck, the check box to the left of the New button.

Note

You can restrict the selection to just files or just folders using the down arrow next to the check box.
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