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Uploading a file

  • On the homepage of the LMF click on Browse. (You will also find the upload facility on the Your Files screen and inside folders.)
  • This will open a dialogue box where you can choose a file (File upload in Firefox or Choose file in Internet Explorer).
  • Browse for the file that you want to upload.
  • When you have found it, click on it and select Open.
  • This will return you to the LMF screen.
  • You can do this for up to 5 files.
  • Click on Upload.
  • You should see the progress bar at the bottom of your browser scrolling until all files have finished uploading. This may take a while depending on the size of your files.
  • When the file has been uploaded into the LMF, you will see a page where you have options to edit information about the file, download, delete, share or tag it

Replacing an existing file

  • Note: to replace an existing file you need to be either the owner of the original file or have been granted write permission to that file.
  • Click on the file that you wish to replace.
  • Click on Edit.
  • Under Upload a newer version click on Browse.
  • Select the document and click on Open.
  • Click on Upload.

Downloading a file

  • Click on the file that you wish to download.
  • Click on Download this file.
  • Open or save the file (follow instructions in your browser to do this).

Sharing a file with a group

After uploading your file:

  • Click on the file that you wish to share.
  • In the right-hand column you will see Shared with followed by a list of users and/or groups the file has already been shared with.
  • Click on the Sharing button

  • Under Share with group click in the box next to the group with whom you wish to share the file, then click on Update.
  • Click in the box next to the group with whom you wish to share the file, then click on Update.
  • When you have done this you will see that the file has been shared with that group, and you can also specify Write permission. Tick this if you want people in that group to be able to edit and upload a newer version of the file.

Sharing a file with an individual

  • Click on the file that you wish to share.
  • If the file has already been shared you will see Shared with these people followed by a list.
  • Click on the Share button.
  • Under Share with others enter a person's name or username, then click on Search for people.
  • Click in the box next to the person with whom you wish to share the file, then click on Confirm.
  • When you have done this you will see that the file has been shared with that person, and you can also specify Write permission. Tick this if you want the person to be able to edit and upload a newer version of the file.

Giving write permission to a file

  • If you are the owner of a file, you can grant Write permission to that file to individuals or groups.
  • Write permission allows you to download a file, edit it and upload the newer version, which will overwrite the previous copy.
  • To do this, see instructions in Sharing a file with a group or Sharing a file with an individual.

Creating folders

  • Go to Your Files.
  • On the right of the page you will see the option to Create a folder.
  • Type the folder name in the box.
  • Click on Create folder.
  • This will create a folder inside the Filestore.

Moving a file into a folder

  • Create a folder to move a file into (see above)
  • Go to Your Files
  • Click Edit next to the file you want to move
  • On the right of the page you will see the In folder section
  • Select folder where you want to move the file to from the dropdown list
  • Click on Move file to folder

Deleting files

  • Click on the file that you wish to delete.
  • Click on Delete this file.
  • You will be asked if you are sure that you want to delete the file.
  • Click on Yes.
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2 Comments

  1. Unknown User (wb3lah)

    hello

    Can I mount my place as a drive?  so I don't need to use the webbased interface?

    Regards

    Lee       wb3lah

    1. Unknown User (pgw22)

      Hi Lee, no I'm afraid you can't mount your LMF filestore as a drive. The only way to get LMF files is through the web interface.

      Sorry. (sad)