Uploading and sharing filesAdded by IBM on February 11, 2013 | Version 1 (Original)
|Upload one or more files from your device to Files.
About this task
You can upload existing files to associate them with an activity or community or to simply store them centrally for your later reference or use. You can optionally tag and share files with others during or after upload.
Your administrator limits the amount of space that you have for storing files. Stored files include all versions of uploaded files. If needed, you can delete old file versions to create additional storage space.
The default file size limit for uploading a single file is 500 MB.
Files are scanned for viruses during upload. Uploaded files are also scanned periodically for viruses.
Parent topic: Using
What is Files?
Understanding file access rights
Using a file version
- Click Upload Files.
- Click Browse, select one or more files, and click Open.
- Optional: Type tags, separated by a space.
- Select any of the following sharing choices:
|No one ||Make the files private. Only the owner can see and edit them.|
|People or Communities||Share the files with specific people or communities.
- Select a Person or a Community.
Note: Only communities in which you are an owner or a member are available.
- Select the as Reader or as Editor access level:
- Readers can read, comment on, download, and recommend a file. They can add files to folders to which they have Contributor access, be notified of changes to the file, and share the file with other people.
- Editors can read, edit, comment on, download, recommend, upload a new version, and set properties on the file. They can add files to folders to which they have Contributor access, be notified of changes to the file, and share it with other people.
- Perform one of the following tasks:
- Add an optional message for people with whom you have shared the file. The message is included in the notification sent to people with whom you share the file.
|Public||Make the files visible to everyone, even people who have not logged in. This setting provides Reader access.|
Note: An administrator can require that everyone log in, or only a certain group of people can log in. In this case public files are only available to users who are able to log in.
|Allow others to share these files||Allow those you have shared the file with to share it with others.|
- Click Upload.