How to upload your site assets to file manager

Last Updated: June 06, 2014

Use File Manager to upload and host your website's assets on HubSpot. (Or, to be specific, on HubSpot's content delivery network servers.)  Just as with other file systems, HubSpot's File Manager gives you the ability to create folders or directories and then add files to those directories.

Instructions

This article walks you through how to upload and organize the files in your account's File Manager.

1. Go to your File Manager

Navigate to Content > Content Settings.

Click on the File Manager link unter Content tools.

2. Create folders to organize your files

Once you are in your File Manager, you'll want to create some folders to organize your content. If you use HubSpot's classic CMS, you'll already see the folders and contents of your classic file manager in this tool, but if not you'll probably want to create some folders to organize assets such as images, audio, documents, ebooks, or executables into their own folders.

You can create a new folder by clicking on the button with a folder icon and plus sign next to Upload files...

2. Create folders to organize your files

Make sure you give your folder a name, so you can find it later. Then click on Create.

3. Upload files to a folder

Now you can open a folder you've created just by clicking on its name.

3. Upload files to a folder

There are two ways to upload files:

  • Click on Upload Files to browse your computer's hard drive for files to upload.

OR

  • Drag the files from your hard drive to the dotted square.

 

File types supported in File Manager

File Manager supports these file types:

.3ds, .aac, .as, .avi, .azw, .bmp, .class, .css, .doc, .docx, .dwf, .dwg, .dxf, .eot, .epub, .exe, .f4v, .fla, .flv, .gif, .gsm, .htc, .htm, .html, .ico, .ics, .jar, .jpg, .js, .key, .kmv, .m4v, .mcd, .mobi, .mod, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpg, .msi, .ogv, .otf, .pdf, .png, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptx, .prc, .psd, .rfa, .rtf, .rvt, .svg, .swf, .tar, .tif, .tpl, .ttf, .txt, .tz, .vcf, .vwx, .wav, .wma, .wmv, .woff, .xaml, .xap, .xls, .xlsx, .xml, .zip, .zipx

We swear we didn't make any of those up.

After you've uploaded your assets to the File Manager, you can quickly insert or link to your files from different website pages, landing pages, blog posts, and emails in HubSpot.  

 

Other features of File Manager

Here's a short list of other handy features of the File Manager that you might need on your quest to organize all the things.

 

 

Viewing files in the File Manager

File Manager has two views: list view and grid view.

List view

Click on the List View icon to view the contents of File Manager as a list.

List view

Grid view

Click on the grid view icon to view the contents of File Manager in a grid, with adorable little icons.

Grid view

Get the URL for a file in your File Manager

You can grab the URL for a file in your File Manager by clicking on the gear icon next to the file name in question and then clicking on Get file URL.

Get the URL for a file in your File Manager

Even better, you can grab a link to that file from a specific custom domain that you've connected to your HubSpot account.

Replace files in the File Manager

You can replace a file in your File Manager by clicking on the gear icon next to the file name in question and then clicking on Replace.

Replace files in the File Manager

Note that you can only replace one file with another file that is of the same type. So if you are replacing a .png file, you can only replace it with another .png file.

Move files in the File Manager

You can move a file in your file manager by clicking on the gear icon next to a file name and then clicking on Move.

Move files in the File Manager

Choose the folder that you want to move the file to and then click the Move button to finish moving the file.

Archive files in your file manager

If you want to hide a file from appearing in your file manager, but not delete it permanently, click on the gear icon next to a file name and then click on Archive.

Archive files in your file manager

To see a list of your archived files, you can use the drop-down menu at the top of File Manager to view Archived files.  

Delete files from your File Manager

You can permanently delete a file from your File Manager by clicking on the gear icon next to a file name and then clicking on Delete.

Delete files from your File Manager

Export all files from your File Manager

You can export a zipped archive of all of your files, too. Just click on the Export button at the bottom of the file manager and provide an email address for us to email a link to where you can download the zip file when it's ready.

Export all files from your File Manager

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