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EZ-File Manager
EZ-File Manager is the primary tool used for uploading files from your local computer at home or work to the web space given to you. This web space is located on our servers and can only be manipulated by using the EZ-File Manager, there is no FTP access. The next most important function of the EZ-File Manager is to display a list of all the files on your web space. Besides uploading files, the EZ-File Manager can help organize your web space by creating directories, moving files, deleting files or folders, and renaming both files and directories. You can even protect your data with password protection technology.
These directions are separated into three caegories. 
To get to the EZ-File Manager, click the Construction Tools tab on your Member Tools page. Select "EZ-File Manager" and the EZ-File Manager window should open. There is also a smaller version of EZ-File Manager in the EZ-Browse tool which aids in finding and selecting files to use in your web site.

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Usage: The disk usage feature provides you with a pie chart representation of the amount of web space you are currently using and the amount left in your account. The Quota label shows how much space is available in your account. 50 Megabytes is the standard size, if you are interested in purchasing more space please contact Customer Support. Listed below is a breakdown of data sizes.

1 Megabyte (mb) = 1000 Kilobytes (k)
1 Kilobyte (k) = 1000 bytes

Examples of standard web page sizes:
EZ-Net Tools™ login page with graphics (43k)
50 mb of web space can hold 1163 web pages of equal size.
Microsoft Home Page with graphics (64.6k)
50 mb of web space can hold 774 web pages of equal size.
Upload: The EZ-File Manager has some file upload restrictions that you will need to know about: 
  1. Files can be uploaded individually or in groups ranging from 2 to 20.
  2. No more than 2 Megabytes of data can be uploaded at one time.
  3. Filenames can only contain letters, numbers, _ and -. Spaces are not allowed.
To upload a file, follow these instructions: 
  1. Click on the Upload Files button; the upload files window will open.
  2. Select the number of files you wish to upload in the “Number of Files to Upload” drop down menu. You don’t have to have the exact number of files to upload. If you are not uploading enough files to fill all the boxes the system will ignore these blank boxes.
  3. In the “Files will be uploaded to:” drop down menu select which directory you would like them stored in. You will need to create a custom folder beforehand if you want to place files in a special folder.
  4. Click on “browse” button next to the first blank text box. Your Browser will now open a window, which allows you to search your own computer for the files you wish to upload. If you are using Netscape their search window by default will search for web pages, which end in an .html extension. You will need to set the file type to “all” in the Netscape search window if you are uploading files other than web pages; otherwise the files you want will not display in the search window. If you already know the location of the file you wish to upload, you can simply type the file path for that file in the blank text box. Make sure when you save or create files on your local computer you wish to upload to the server later, that you save them in a location you know you will be able to easily find again.
  5. Repeat step four until you have selected all of the files you intend to upload.
  6. If you entered the wrong file names the “Clear” button will clear all the text boxes.
  7. Click on the “Upload” button to complete the upload.
  8. A report will now display how many files were successfully uploaded and any errors that occurred. It also includes the time the upload took and how fast the files were sent.
  9. You may now continue uploading files by hitting the “Upload More Files” button or the “Close” button close the upload files window and return you to the EZ-File Manager main menu.
Users: Use this option to assign a user ID and password to those individuals whom you wish to grant access to a password protected directory. 
  1. Click on the “Users” button; a new window will open.
  2. The “Create User” button allows you to create a new user. Enter a “User Name” and a “Password.” A valid user name consists only of upper or lower case letters, numbers, and underscores and is between 1 and 15 characters long. Passwords are case sensitive and must be between 4 and 15 characters. Give this user ID and password to the individual who you would like to be able to access the directory.
  3. Click on “Add” to add that particular user. Click on “Add and Create Another” to add that particular user and create another user. Click on “Cancel” if you change your mind. The “Delete Selected” button allows you to delete certain users you have selected in the list. First select the user(s) by clicking on the box next to their user name. Then click on “Delete Selected” to delete them from the list. You will see some “Actions” that you are able to perform for each user. The “edit” action allows you to edit their user name and password. The “view” action allows you to change the user’s permissions (access) to certain directories. You may modify the user’s permissions by selecting or deselecting the desired directories.
  4. The “Close” button allows you to exit Users.
Create Folder: Directories help you organize your files and create password-protected locations on your web space. For instance you could place all your image files in one directory to keep track of them. Or you could place special files in a password-protected directory and only allow access to download these files to certain individuals.
To create a Directory, follow these steps: 
  1. Click on the “Create Folder” button.
  2. Type in the name of the directory you wish to create. The instructions above the text box, lists some restrictions to the type of directories you can create.
  3. Click OK to submit the change or hit cancel if you have changed your mind.
  4. The new directory should now appear in the file list.
Copy: Make exact duplicates of your file(s) from one folder and send them to another. You may copy as many files as you desire at once. All files that you copy at the same time will go to the same place. To copy a file to a different folder you will need to follow these steps: 
  1. Select the file(s) you would like to copy, by clicking on the box that is next to the filename.
  2. Click on “Copy” in the EZ-File Manager.
  3. The copy window will now open. From the list of directories displayed, select the directory you would like your copied files to be sent to.
  4. Click on the “Copy” button in the copy screen.
  5. Your files have now been copied to the directory you indicated.
Rename: If you wish to change the filename of one of your files please follow the steps below: 
  1. Select the file you would like to rename, by clicking on the box that is next to the filename. Only one file can be renamed at once.
  2. Click on the “Rename” button.
  3. The rename window will now open with a single text box. In this text box, type in the new name you would like to give the file. A valid file name is limited to 40 characters and may only contain upper and lower case letters, numbers, -, and _. Spaces are not allowed.
  4. Click on the “Rename” button in the Rename screen. Or, if you change your mind click on “Cancel.”
  5. Your file will now be displayed in the file list with its new name.
Move: The move feature allows you to move a file from one folder to another folder. You may move as many files as you desire. And just like the copy function, when you move multiple files all of them are moved to the same location. To move a file to a different folder you will need to follow these steps: 
  1. Select the file(s) you would like to move, by clicking on the box that is next to the filename.
  2. Click on the “Move” button.
  3. The move window will now open. A list of all the directory paths in your web space will be displayed. Select the directory from the list that you would like to move the file(s) to.
  4. Click on the “Move” button to complete the move, or click on “Cancel” to go back to the EZ-File Manager menu without moving any files.
  5. The files have now been moved to the designated directory. Note: if you move files that you have already linked to; your links will no longer work, just like your desktop icons in Windows. Your files have changed location and the link is pointing to the files’ previous locations. You will need to setup these links again.
Delete: To delete files or directories, select the file or directories that you would like to delete using the check boxes to the left of each file or directory name. After selecting them, click on “Delete” in the EZ-File Manager. A Delete Confirmation page will now appear and you can review the files you have selected. Here you can individually select the files you want to delete; click on the "Delete Selected" button to delete those files. You can also immediately delete all the files you selected by clicking on the "Delete All button". Once either of the delete buttons has been pressed the deleted files are not recoverable.
Warning: If you delete a folder, it will delete everything in that folder and the files or directories within are non recoverable.
Note: There are some files that cannot be deleted. These are system generated files and work in conjuction with the features that are a part of your account. Deleting these files can cause adverse efects to your account and are not recommended to be deleted. For this reason they do not have the option for you to delete them.
Refresh: The "Refresh" button allows you to reload the page you are viewing; this is primarily used if you have made changes to the EZ-File Manager that are not showing in the File List.

Return: This button will bring you back to the Main Menu.

Help: Click this button to access the help text at anytime. This is where you will find detailed information on any of the features.

View Files By: Use this feature to quickly locate a specific file. You can search for your file by file type or by the filename.

Type: This option allows you to select a certain type of file you would like to view in the file list. For example, if you only wish to view only image files, click on the drop-down-box next to "Type," select "Images" and click the "Go" button. The file list will refresh and only image files will be displayed. The File Manager will only display those file types which are accepted Internet image types such as .gif, .jpg, .png, and .bmp. Select from each of the options listed to display those types of files. If you wish to return to a full list of all our files, select "All".

Search: Use this feature to type in the filename or extension of the file you wish to locate. You are not limited to the full filename, but can type in only a portion of the text to receive results.
Navigating Pages in EZ-FileManager™: This option is only displayed if you have more than 250 files in one directory. Before the list of your file names, you will links for Previous (Prev), Next, and page numbers in between. Simply click on the page number where you would be likely to find the file you are searching for. You can use the "Next" and "Prev" links to search through your pages one by one. To locate files more directly, we recommend you use the "Veiw Files By" option.

Directory Navigation: To view the contents of a directory, click on the directory name or the yellow folder icon next to it. To go up a directory, click on the yellow folder icon that contains the up arrow found in the top left corner of the file list window.

Preview Files: You can preview your HTML, image or other files by clicking on the preview icon located to the far right of your filename. This will open a new window displaying that file. Use the "Close Window" button to return to your File Manager.

Creating Password Protected Directories
Password protected directories allow you to create a folder, or directory, that contains web pages or other files that can only be accessed by entering a login ID and password. When visitors try to access the pages or files in a password protected directory, a window opens asking them to type in a login ID and password. Not entering one, or entering the wrong one, sends them to a page saying they do not have authorization to view the page.

To create a password protected directory, you will need to follow a two step process. These steps do not need to be completed in order but they both need to be accomplished in order to completely setup a password protected directory with authorized users.

Step 1- Enable password protection on the directory.
Step 2- Use the "Users" option to assign user IDs and passwords to those individuals whom you wish to grant access to the directory.
Step 1- Enable password-protection on the directory: 
  1. Click on the unlocked icon to the right of the directory you are protecting.
  2. The Password Protection window will now open.
  3. You can go ahead and select the users you wish to grant access to this directory and you will notice the password-protected option automatically turns on. If you don’t have any users yet or don’t want to assign any users you will need to manually click on the password-protected radio button. You can return any time and change the users or the turn off the password protection.
  4. When you have finished making all the changes you desire click on the update button to save the changes. The close button will close down the window and will not save any changes made. When you return to the EZ-File Manager main menu the unlocked icon, will have changed to a locked icon.
Step 2- Create Users with assigned user ID’s and passwords for whom you wish to grant access to the directory. Click here for the directions.