Knowledgebase: General
How do I use the File Manager?

Images for your store can be uploaded using the File Manager found inside your 3dcart Online Store Manager.

Accessing the File Manager

  1. Log into your 3dcart Online Store Manager
  2. Look to the top right of the page an click on your username
  3. Then select "File Manager" to view your file manager section

Note
The file manager can also be accessed in sections where you assign images to various aspects of your site including logo, product images etc. Typically, you'll see a "browse" link followed by an option to view your uploaded images.


Adding new images to the File Manager

  1. While in the file manager, click on the +Upload Files located along the top right.
  2. In the pop up window, click and drag images from your desktop to the file manager.
  3. Select Upload all to have the images added.

Note
You can also use FTP to add images to the file manager. Just FTP to your account and navigate to web/assets/images


Working with Folders in the File Manager

You can create different folders in the File Manager and use them to organize your images.

Create a new folder

While in the File Manager,

  1. Click on the "Select Folder" drop down menu
  2. Select the final option labeled "Images/<Create new folder>
  3. Then specify a name for the new folder
  4. And click on the "+Create Folder" button.

Navigating to folders

While in the File Manager,

  1. Click on the "Select Folder" drop down menu
  2. Select the folder you'd like to view.

The page will refresh and you will be presented with the folder you selected.

Assigning images to folders

As you are viewing the file manager, each image will have a small checkbox selector on the top left corner. This checkbox is used to select the image for use with one of the "Batch Action" functions located at the very bottom of the page.

Your Batch Action Choices are:

  • Move to Folder (/[folder name])
    Move the selected files to the folder of your choosing
  • Resize (Large)
    Resize the file so that it conforms to the store's "Large Image Size" for products.
    This size can be specifed in your store's Settings >General >Store Settings | Product Display section.
  • Resize (Thumb)
    Resize the file so that it conforms to the store's "Thumbnail Image Size" for products.
    This size can be specifed in your store's Settings >General >Store Settings | Product Display section.

Additional Information
Please be aware that the resize function in Batch Action will only resize images if they are larger than the indicated settings. Image resizing will not enlarge images.

  • Delete Selected
    Deletes the selected image from the File Manager

File Manager Limitations
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Be aware that the file manager can only be used to upload image and PDF files.

When uploading images to the store via the file manager, please be sure to name the image files without spaces in the name. (i.e. use "product-image_01.jpg," instead of "product image 01.jpg."

Also note that that the image files should be saved with their respective 3-letter extensions to be uploaded correctly via the file manager. (i.e. use *.jpg instead of *.jpeg)

Tip
For non-image or PDF file uploads, please use your site's FTP access instead.

If you would like to upload to the same folder as seen in your File Manager, the path to the folder (in FTP) will be /web/assets/images


Similar Questions

  • What is the File Manager?
  • How do I create image folders?
  • How do I delete images?


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