Files provides an easy way to share files and ideas with people and communities, and a central storage place for your work. Files can be shared, tagged, organized in folders, and accessed from other applications, such as Activities.
Upload files from your computer by clicking Upload Files from the Files screen. See Uploading a file.Opening and editing a file
Open a file for view or edit by opening its file page and clicking Download. Downloading a file to a device
Download a file to disk by opening its file page and clicking Download. Click Save File -> OK and specify the folder in which to save the file.Sharing files
Some file types can be viewed directly from within Files. See Viewing a file using the viewer.
Keep files private so that only you can read and work with them. Share files with specific people or communities, and optionally allow them to share the files with others. Or make files public so that anyone who can access IBM Connections can read them. See Sharing files.Finding files
Find files by looking through lists of files in different views. Sort views with columns. Filter views to narrow the lists by date, by how they are shared, or by access level. Search for files or find them using tags. Pin files you work with to quickly find them when you need them. Finally, organize files in folders to find them more easily. See Finding files.Following files
Open a file and click Follow to receive notification when the file is edited or commented on. See Tracking file and folder changes.Access levels
When you share your files with people, groups, or communities you can give them Reader or Editor access to the file. When you share your folders with people, groups, or communities you can give them Reader, Contributor, or Owner access to the folder. Recommending and commenting
When you share your files with the public anyone can read them. See Using file sharing to collaborate with others.
Recommend and comment on files. See Working with other people's files.Organizing files with tags
Add descriptive tags to files to make them easier to find later. See Using file tags.Organizing files in folders
Organize your files in folders. Like files, you can follow folders to receive notification when they are updated. Versions
Folders can be private, shared, or public. Keep folders private so that only you can work with them. Share folders with people, groups, or communities and choose their access. Or make folders public so that anyone can see them. See Creating folders.
When you add a file it becomes the first version of the file. A new version is generated if you restore a file from an older version, or upload a new version of the file. If you have access to read or edit a file, you can see its versions. If you are the owner of a file you can delete versions. See Using a file version.Trash
Move files to the trash to remove them from Files. Files in trash are not yet permanently deleted. To find a files that you have moved to the trash click Trash in the navigation box. Other people cannot see or link files that are in your trash. See Removing files.Parent topic: Using
Understanding file access rights
Using a file version
Uploading and sharing files
Working with other people's files
Using file tags
Tracking file and folder changes