The explorer interface resembles the familiar interface of Windows Explorer to make it easier for you to use.

Opening and Closing Items

Click a small plus sign on the left of the item in the tree view or hit the + key to expand it. Click minus or hit to collapse an item.

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Double-click the terminal items to launch the corresponding editor window, or select the item in the tree view and hit the Enter key.

Creating a New Item

Right-click the object in which you would like to create a new item. In the menu that appears, select the "New" command, another submenu appears, containing the list of the items you are permitted to create inside the selected parent object.

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Note
You can only create items inside non-terminal objects.
Important
When you create a new node with mandatory metadata fields assigned, a metadata dialog will open requesting the mandatory data. Refer to the Node Metadata article to learn more about node metadata.

Renaming an Item

To rename an item,

  1. right-click the object and then select the "Rename item" command, or simply double-click the name of the object;

  2. the text editor appears in place of the item name;

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  3. change the name and hit Enter to finish the editing.

    Note
    You can use any symbols in any language in the item names.

Copying an Item

You can copy a terminal item in the tree to another location with the "Copy" and "Paste" commands.

  1. Right-click the item and choose the "Copy" command or use the Ctrl+C shortcut.

  2. Select the desired folder in the tree and choose the "Paste" command or use the Ctrl+V shortcut.

Note
You have to have permission to create all the required types of objects and sub-objects in the new location in order to copy an item.

Moving a Part of the Tree

You can move a part of the tree to another location with the "Cut" and "Paste" commands.

  1. Right-click the item and choose the "Cut" command or use the Ctrl+X shortcut. The item icon will be grayed out.

  2. Select the desired folder in the tree and choose the "Paste" command or use the Ctrl+V shortcut.

Note
You have to have permission to create all the required types of objects in the new location and permission to delete them in the old location, in order to move the sub-tree.

Deleting an Item or a Part of the Tree

Choose the "Delete" command from the right-click menu, or simply select the item and hit the Delete key. You will be prompted to confirm the deletion.

Note
You have to have permission to delete all the required types of objects in the selected folder in order to delete the sub-tree.

Sorting Items in the Tree

Right-click the folder you want to reorder, select a sorting option from the "Arrange by" cascaded command. The options are:

  • Name

  • Type and name

  • Creation date

  • Type and creation date

The sorting order will be applied to the first level objects in the selected folder.

Font Size Control

The option of increasing or decreasing the font size is available from the context menu. Right-click anywhere within the Explorer window and choose the "Font" command:

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Note
The "Font" command is also available from the tree item right-click menu.

You can increase or decrease the font size or set it to default value.

The font size changing affects the Explorer tree, object names in all folders and Bins and metadata.