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Directory Browser

User

The Directory Browser widget allows users to browse the directory structure of their managed assets much like a desktop OS file browser. It is also used to move and copy assets with drag-and-drop.

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Main Features

Folders

The Directory Browser is a standard spin-down folder browser. To display the contents of a given folder in a View widget, click the name of a folder. Selected folders will be highlighted.

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Move and Copy

Drag a selection to a folder, and the user will be asked if they want to Move or Copy that selection into the target folder. Selections may be assets selected in a View widget or a folder from the Directory Browser widget itself.

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When moving a folder to a new location, MediaBeacon will check for name conflicts. If a conflict is found, the user will be given the chance to merge folders.

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Clicking "Merge" will attempt to combine the contents of the two identically-named folders. Conflicts between file names will be resolved on an asset-by-asset basis.

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Folder Filter

This field allows the user to enter a string to filter the available folders. The "X" icon on the right of the field will clear the filter term.

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Directory Browser Contextual Menu

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This menu can be accessed by right clicking a directory, or by hovering over a directory and clicking the drop down icon that appears on the right.

  • New: Create a new folder inside an existing one.
  • Rename: Rename a folder. Can also be done by double-clicking the folder name.
  • Delete: Delete a folder, along with all its assets and sub-folders.
  • Move/Copy: Move or copy a folder to another location.
  • New folders can be created within an existing directory during the move/copy by selecting "New" from the contextual menu.

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  • Duplicate Folder: Create a copy of a folder in the same location.
  • Import: Reimport a folder and all its assets. User will also have the option of regenerating asset previews.
  • Bundle: Create a bundle from a folder's contents. Bundles are a way of treating an entire folder of assets like a single asset. Thus, a bundled folder in MediaBeacon can have metadata attached to it, will show up in search results, etc. This can be useful for managing groups of related assets.
  • Folder Info: View or edit a folder's metadata.
  • Create RSS feed: Set up an RSS feed for a given folder. See 'Manage RSS Feeds'.
  • Attach Asset Feed: Attach a remote Mediabeacon's RSS asset feed to the specified folder. This powerful feature allows remote content to be browsed and searched between MediaBeacon instances. See 'Manage RSS Feeds' for a full description.
  • Create Data Asset: Create a new XMP asset or an empty asset within a given folder.
  • Download: Perform a Quick Download of an entire folder.
  • Email External Download Link:
  • The template used to generate the External Download Link can be customized or branded by editing the file m-userinfo/m-layouts/share.email.template.
  • To: The email address of the recepient.
  • Share Expiration Date: The date on which the link will expire and no longer allow downloads.
  • Maximum Download Count: The number of times the link will allow a download.
  • Email on Download of Link: With this option checked, the creator of the External Link will be emailed when the download link is used.
  • Licensing Text: This text is what the receipient must agree to before downloading the assets.

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Admin

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Widget Configuration

  • Show Folder Filter: This option toggles the Folder Filter, described above.
  • Enable Horizontal Scrollbar: This option enables a horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the widget when folder names would display wider than the widget's base size.
  • Enable Drag and Drop Upload: This option enables Drag and Drop Upload from the desktop directly to directories listed in the Directory Browser.

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  • Change Directory on Selection Move/Copy: This option enables the directory to automatically be changed to the new location of the Move/Copy.
  • Display Asset Count: This option enables the asset count of each directory to be displayed next to the directory in the Directory Browser tree.

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  • Limit folder name length: Click the checkbox and enter the character limit for folder names. Displayed folder names will be truncated and show an ellipsis (…) at the end. A limit of 0 represents unlimited length.

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