Upload a file to the Media Library

Abstract

In the Media Library, there are different methods to upload your media files.

In the Media Library, there are two different methods to upload your media files:

  • Upload file – use this option to upload a single file.

  • Upload files (advanced) – use this option to upload multiple files or to apply upload options. For example, you can upload a Zip archive or overwrite duplicates.

Media files that you upload to the Media Library are not versionable by default. If a media file is versionable, a new version of the media item is created automatically every time you edit it. This enables you to revert back to an older version of an item after you edit the item. To make a media file versionable, you can use the Upload files (advanced) option.

To upload a media file:

  1. In the Media Library, in the content tree, select the folder that you want to upload your media file to.

  2. In the editing pane, on the Folder tab, click Upload file.

    The content editor with a folder in the Media Library selected
  3. In the Upload file dialog box, click Browse.

  4. In the File Upload dialog box, browse and select the media file that you want to upload and click Open.

  5. In the Upload file dialog box, click Upload.

To upload multiple files or apply upload options:

  1. In the Media Library, in the content tree, select the folder that you want to upload your media files to.

  2. In the editing pane, on the Folder tab, click Upload files (advanced).

    The content editor with a folder in the Media Library selected
  3. In the Batch Upload dialog box, in the Select file(s) to upload here field, click Browse.

    The Batch Upload dialog box with one browse button
  4. In the File Upload dialog box, browse to an image you want to upload.

    Note

    If you are working in Internet Explorer, you can upload multiple files at once. To select multiple files, press and hold the CTRL key when you select the files.

  5. Click Open.

    The name of the selected file appears next to the Browse button, and a new Browse button appears below.

    The Batch Upload dialog box with two Browse buttons
  6. To upload additional files, click the Browse button that has no file selected, select a file and click Open.

  7. When you have added all the files you want to upload, in the Batch Upload dialog box, select the relevant options.

    Upload option

    Description

    Unpack ZIP archives

    Select this option to upload and extract a Zip archive to the Media Library.

    In the .zip file, you can include subfolders with files. The folder structure is re-created in the Media Library after the files are extracted.

    Make uploaded media items versionable

    Select this option to make the media file versionable. This creates the media file in the selected language only, and any other language version that you want you need to create manually.

    Overwrite existing media items

    Select this option to upload a file with the same name as a file that already exists in the Media Library, and want to overwrite the existing file.

    If you do not select this option, a duplicate file is created in the Media Library.

  8. Click Upload. and the uploaded images are added to the selected folder in the Media Library.

  9. When all of the images appear in the Uploaded media items section, click Close.

Note

A warning appears on an item If the Alt field is empty. To remove the warning, open the media item in the content editor and enter an alternate text in the Alt field.