Using the Folder Browser

Navigate and manage the folders and documents in your workspace.

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Written by Alice DuBois
Updated over a week ago

The Basics

The Explorer is where you navigate and manage the documents and folders in your workspace.

The top pane in the Explorer shows folders and collections. The bottom pane shows the documents in the folder or collection you have selected.

You can resize the width of the Explorer sidebar by clicking and dragging its right edge.

You can expand and collapse either the folder pane or the document pane by clicking its header.

And you can close the Explorer sidebar completely by clicking on the folder icon in the Explorer strip. (Click again to re-open.)

Navigating Folders and Documents

Open the Explorer by clicking the folder icon on the left.

Click on the caret next to a folder name to toggle the folder open and closed and see its sub-folders. When you click on a folder name, you'll see the documents inside that folder in the bottom pane.

Click on a document title to open it in the editor.

  • Folders are ordered alphanumerically by name (00 –> Z).

  • Documents are ordered by their last updated date by default, with recently edited documents at the top of the list. You can change the sort order of the document pane by clicking on the document pane header and selecting the sort order you prefer.

Using Collections

The Explorer is also home to collections. Collections give you other ways to browse the documents in your workspace without affecting were they actually live. A document must live inside a folder.

  • My Favorites lets you curate a list of documents that you want quick access to.

  • My History lists the documents that you have most recently viewed. Your "My History" collection is unique to you.

  • Recently Edited lists the most recently edited documents in the workspace. Note that it's not just documents you have edited but documents that have been edited by any workspace member.

Creating New Folders and Documents

Clicking the + Folder icon will add a sub-folder to whichever folder you have selected. Give the folder a name and hit Enter.

Click on the + Document icon and select a script format to create a new blank document. Whichever folder you have selected is the folder that the newly created document lives in! You can always move a document to a different folder.

Moving, Deleting, Duplicating and more

Each folder and document in the Folder Browser has a ⋮ menu with actions that you can take. This is how you copy a link to a document, move a doc or folder, duplicate a script, or put something in the trash.

Hover over the folder or doc. Click on the ⠇menu that appears. Then pick the action you want.

  • Add to My Favorites adds the document to your My Favorites collection. If the document is already favorited, this action will become Remove from My Favorites.

  • Copy Link copies the URL of the item to your clipboard.

  • Rename lets you give the document or folder a new title.

  • Move lets you move the item to a new folder. When you click Move, a dialogue box opens displaying your workspace's folders. Pick the folder you want to move the item into and click "OK." Note that if you move a folder, all of its documents and sub-folders will move with it.

  • Duplicate makes a copy of the document and gives it the name Copy of [orginal document title] . The duplicate document will be created in the same folder as the original document.

  • Trash will move an item into the Trash. When a folder or document is in the Trash, you'll see an option called Restore which is how you move the item out of the Trash and back into your workspace.

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