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File Manager Right-Click Menu

 

Right-clicking in the right pane of the File Manager window displays the functions listed in Table 1

Table 1: File Manager Right-Click Menu Functions

Function

Description

Open

This menu item is equivalent to double-clicking a file. This option opens the selected directory or file. The actions are different for directories, specification files, and non-specification files:

  • A directory: Displays the contents of the directory in the right pane.

  • A file: Displays the file in the text editor where you can edit the file.

Edit

Displays the file in the text editor where you can edit the file.

New

Allows you to create new directories and text files in the current path.

Copy File to Client

Allows you to copy the selected files from the server to the local client.

Upload Text File

Allows you to upload files from your local machine to the application server.

Open With > Report Viewer

Allows you to view certain files in a table-like format.

Open With > Report Master

Enables you to view multiple reports in one window, where the left pane includes the report name and the right pane includes the report contents.

Open With > Report Editor

Enables you to edit entries in the reports.

Open With > Text Editor

Displays the file in the text editor where you can edit the file.

Archive (tar)

Zips files or directories into a tar file.

Compress (gzip)

Compresses and zips files into a gz file.

View

Allows you to change the view of the file listing in the right pane of the File Manager. Most of these selections can also be found in the view icon’s drop-down menu of the toolbar.

Refresh

Updates the directory and file listing

Add to Favorites

Adds a file or directory to the Favorite Links list.

Cut

Stores the selected files or folders in memory until you paste the files in a different location. After you paste them in a different location, the selected files are deleted.

Copy

Copies files or folders highlighted in the File Manager window.

Paste

Places files or folders that were last cut or copied into the directory currently open in the File Manager.

Rename

Renames the highlighted file or directory.

Delete

Removes highlighted files or directories.

In the File Manager right-pane menu, select an option under New to create directories and text files in the current path. Note that when creating files or directories, you must have write permission to create files in that directory. Table 2 lists the submenu options.

Table 2: File Manager New Menu Items

Item

Description

Directory

Creates a directory. When selected, you are prompted to enter the name of the directory to be created.

Plain File

Creates a plain text file in the current directory. When selected, the NorthStar Controller prompts you for a file name. After the name of the file is entered, the system displays the text editor for editing the text file.

Table

Creates a file with tables using comma-separated format. We recommend that you save the file extension as .csv.

In the File Manager right-pane menu, select an option under View to change the display. Table 3 lists the View menu items.

Table 3: File Manager View Menu Items

Item

Description

Show Hidden Files

Displays all hidden files in the directory.

Large Icons

Displays files and directories listed in the File Manager window right pane as large icons in columns.

Small Icons

Displays files and directories listed in the File Manager window as small icons in columns.

List

Displays files and directories listed in the File Manager window in list form.

Details

Provides a detailed view of the files displayed in the File Manager window including information such as file permission, file owner, file size, and last modified date.

Directory View

Toggles the left pane between the Directories view, Common Actions, and Favorite Link view.