Uploading multiple files

Normally, to insert content into Plone you would have to upload each item at a time. This can be very time consuming if you have a lot of content to upload. However, in Windows 7 you can map a network drive to make this process much easier.

Create a new mapped network drive

  1. Click  Start
  2. Choose Computer
  3. Click Map network drive

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  4. Choose a letter for your new connection, for example P: for Plone.
  5. Select the folder which you want to connect to:
    1. If you're in the English department for example you would enter https://swww2.le.ac.uk:1980/departments/english. For other departments replace 'english' with the name of your department exactly as it appears in the address bar of a web browser when viewing your website's homepage. Some department names will be shortened (e.g. historical) or hyphenated (e.g. modern-languages)
    2. If you're trying to connect to an Office site then type in https://swww2.le.ac.uk:1980/offices/ followed by the name of your office exactly as it appears in the web browser's address bar. For example Human Resources would be https://swww2.le.ac.uk:1980/offices/hr
  6. Click Finish

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  7. Enter your university IT account username and password.
  8. Ensure Remember my credentials is unchecked
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  9. Plone will now be listed as one of your network drives and you will be able to copy and paste files from your computer to your website

Screenshot of a Windows explorer window containing a mapped drive

When uploading files remember to save them into the appropriate place e.g. ‘documents’ or ‘images’ folder of your site.

When transferring files using a mapped network drive you must consider the file upload restrictions. These are detailed on the Adding files page.

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