Uploading Files from Your Hard Drive

You can store your website assets in Live Editor by uploading files from your computer.

Within the Files section, you can get started by clicking the New File button in the upper right:

On the New File screen, you'll be presented with two choices:

  1. Upload Files from Computer
  2. Import Files from URL

To upload a file from your hard drive, click Upload File from Computer:

Next, click the Choose Files button to select 1 or many files to upload:

Your operating system's file chooser dialog will pop up, where you can choose one or many files from your hard drive to upload:

Alternatively, if you see a gray box entitled Drag and Drop Files Here, you can drag and drop one or more files or folders into your browser window to start an upload. This feature only appears if your browser can handle drag-and-drop uploads.

Once you've chosen one or many files, the upload will start automatically.

If you want to select multiple files from within a folder on your hard drive, you can try one of the following:

  • To select a range of files, click the first file in the list, hold the Shift key, and click the last file in the list.
  • To select individual non-consecutive files, click the first file in the list, hold the Ctrl key (Command on Mac), and click individual files to include.

Bonus: These tricks work whenever you're working with files on your computer, no matter the program.

Once each file in your queue is uploaded, a thumbnail will appear below the queue. You can hold Ctrl and click file to open its edit screen (Cmd + click on Mac).

If you're not done uploading files, you can continue selecting or dropping in more files to upload without leaving the screen. Repeat this process as many times as you need.

You can also make simple tweaks to your uploaded files from this screen. Clicking the Edit, Publish, & Share link for any file in the list pops up a window where you can edit the file's title, description, keywords, URL, and assign it to one or more collections.

This will not disrupt any other file uploads in progress.

Supported files

For security and practical reasons, Live Editor doesn't accept all types of files. In general, it is bad practice to link directly to a downloadable executable file on the Web (e.g., exe, msi, php, rb, cgi, etc.), so Live Editor doesn't give you the ability to do so.

For more information, you can review a list of supported file types in Live Editor.

Tip: If you need to provide an invalid file type through Live Editor, you can create a zip file containing the file and upload that to Live Editor.

Handling invalid files

If you upload an invalid file type, you will get notified by Live Editor when the file is done uploading. The invalid file will appear in the list of completed files with an Invalid badge next to it.