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How do I use the built-in file manager?

Browse, search and sort existing files. Import new files, create new folders, preview and insert images into your email and more!

The file manager

What it does

Our drag and drop email editor includes a built-in file manager. 

The file manager is the component that you will use to browse, search, and select the images and documents that you wish to use in your email message.

With the handy file manager you can:

  • Browse, search, and sort existing files
  • Switch between list and grid view
  • Import new files
  • Create new folders
  • Preview and insert images into your message

How to access the file manager

  1. From the navigation panel click campaigns > create a campaign > choose email as your campaign channel.
  2.  Once you've created the audience and the campaign content, the next step is to design the campaign. 
  3. First, select a template or start from scratch. 
  4. Once inside the email editor, click on an existing image content block:
    Or  drag and drop a new image content block from the right hand side toolbar: 
  5. The file manager will now load in three different scenarios:
      • When you click on the Browse button in an image placeholder, which is displayed when you drag and drop an image content block into a message.
      • When you click the Change image button in the image properties panel.
      • When you click on Link file in the image properties panel.
  6. The file manager will open over the editor, covering the entire working area. This allows you to browse your files without worrying about your screen size or resolution.
  7. By default, folders and images are shown in Grid view. If you switch to List view, it will be used next time you open the File Manager. Here is a visual example of images within a folder, in Grid view:

And here is the same folder, in List view.

How to upload files

The quickest way to upload a file into the file manager is to drag it from your computer to the file manager window, dropping it anywhere on the page.

You can also:

  • Browse and upload from your computer using the Upload button.
  • Import from an external application using the Import button (see more below), if this feature has been enabled.
  • Search and import free stock photos using the Search free photos button, if this feature has been enabled.

Note that there is an upload limit: the maximum allowed file size is 12MB.

How to import files from other applications

The Import feature allows you to connect external applications like Facebook, Drop Box, Google Drive, Instagram, and more, to import your files. 

How to browse or search files

To locate your desired image or document, browse your folders and order their content by name, datesize or type by clicking on the sort labels on top of the list.

How to use files

When you move your cursor over a file or folder, that row will be highlighted and the available action icons will be shown on the right side:

  • Preview  for files
  • Delete for both files and folders

If an action is momentarily not available, you will be notified by the tooltip text of the icon, such as when you try to delete a folder that contains files, because only empty folders can be deleted.

If you want to delete multiple files or folders, use the checkboxes to select them, the delete action will be shown on top of the list. Only elements that can be deleted will have a selectable check-box.

How to organize folders

You can create the folder structure you prefer to organize your files. To add new folders, use the Add folder icon.

For your folder names you can use letters (upper and lower case), numbers, spaces, periods (.), hyphens (-), or underscores (_).

To navigate to the parent folder, use the top breadcrumb. Clicking the home icon will take you to your root folder.