If you have stored or are editing a file on another app on your Android, and you want to save the file to FileCloud, you can upload the file.
In the FileCloud App, you can choose a file from the following locations:
- Local storage on your Android device
- Cloud storage connected to Android device (for example, Google Drive)
The FileCloud app uploads files and folders in background.
You can continue working while upload is in progress.
However, the FileCloud app must be in foreground and you should not switch to a different server until the upload is completed.
To upload a file or folder:
There are a few different ways to upload a file or folder to FileCloud.
When you're working in FileCloud, the easiest method is clicking the that appears when you have a folder selected.
Preferred method: Upload a file by tapping the icon:
- Log in to the Android app, and navigate to the folder that you want to upload the file or folder to.
- Click the plus icon.
Various options for adding content pop up.
- Tap Media to upload media files stored on your Android, or tap Files to upload files or folders from your Android or from a remote location.
The Media option enables you to upload image or video files stored on your device into the folder in FileCloud.
- Tap Media.
You are prompted to choose Photos or Videos.
- If you choose Photos, the Pictures folder in your Android's File Manager opens; If you choose Videos, the Videos folder in your Android's File Manager opens.
- Check the checkboxes for the files that you want to upload, and click the upload icon.
The Files option lets you upload files or folders from local or remote locations accessible from your Android.
- Tap Files.
Initially, Android may open the last location accessed.
To access the location you're looking for, tap the menu icon in the upper-right corner.
Locations that you can access from your Android device open. The locations may be both local and remote.
- Tap the location that you want to upload a file or folder from.
The screen displays the items in the location.
- Select and upload a file or folder.
Pop-up notifications inform you when upload is in progress and when upload is complete.
- Tap Media.
Upload while in another app
On Android, when you are working in another app, you can remain in that app and save a file in FileCloud.
If you have opened an existing FileCloud file in an Office app for edit, and want to save your changes back to FileCloud, see Previewing and Editing Your Files in Android.
For general instructions on uploading a file from another app to FileCloud, see Saving Files from Other Apps to FileCloud.
Upload a file by tapping More > Upload
To upload a file:
- Open the FileCloud app.
- Navigate to the folder where you want to save the file.
- Click the more (three dot) icon for the folder.
- In the options that open, choose Upload to folder.
A default location either local to or remote from your Android device opens, for example, Recent (local files).
- Click the menu icon in the upper left corner to see other locations.
- Tap the location you want to choose a file from.
- Navigate to the file that you want to upload and tap it.
Pop-up notifications inform you when the file is being uploaded and when upload is complete.
Restrictions on filenames and file extensions in FileCloud
- Files with the same name:
- If you upload a file with the same name and the same case as another file in the same folder, it overwrites the file.
- If you upload a file with the same name but a different case than another file in the same folder, you cannot upload the file and the File Operations window displays a file name conflict message.
- If you upload files with the same name but different file extensions, like myfile.doc and myfile.docx, they are treated as different files.
- FileCloud cannot upload files with leading spaces in the filename.
- By default, files with the extensions php, php5, phar, and phtml cannot be uploaded into FileCloud.