About this task
When you follow a file or folder, notifications are sent to your home page when the file or folder is updated.
You can also choose to receive updates by email in your email settings. If you choose to receive email from Files, you are emailed with a Subscribe to this file
link when someone shares a file with you. Also, you are emailed about any comments on, or changes to, a file after you download it, but this can be disabled by your administrator. See Setting email notification preferences
Folders, files, and file lists provide feed links. You can subscribe to these feeds to receive update notifications in your feed reader. See Subscribing to a feed
When you subscribe to a feed you receive an Atom feed, so you must have a feed reader on your computer that supports Atom feeds. When the list changes, your feed is updated.
Perform any of these tasks to track file and folder changes:
|To be notified when a file is added to a folder||Open a folder and click Follow.|
By default this is selected for folders that you own and deselected for public folders and folders you are a member of.
|To be notified when a file is edited or commented on||Open the file page and click More Actions -> Follow.|
By default this is selected for files that you own and deselected for public files and files shared with you.
|To subscribe to a list feed||You can subscribe to a file list or a folder. |
Open the view list and click the feed link, for example Feed for These Folders.
When you pin a folder, you get email notifications when there are changes to the folder.
|To subscribe to a single file feed (comments or versions)||Open the file page.|
To subscribe to comment updates, click the Comments tag and then click Feed for These Comments.
To subscribe to version updates, click the Versions tag and then click Feed for These Versions.
|To view information about a file||Open the file page and click the About this File tab. You can see when the files was added and last updated; how large it is; and how many times a file has been recommended and downloaded, and how many of those downloads were anonymous users. You can also see which users downloaded the file.|
To learn about versions that have been uploaded, click the Versions tab.
To learn about comments that have been posted, click the Comments tab.
To learn about how the file is shared, click the Sharing tab.
To learn which folders contain links to the file, click the Folders tab.
Parent topic: Using
What is Files?
Understanding file access rights
Using a file version