To upload files to Wesfiles, you can use the Advanced Upload feature in the web interface. The Advanced Upload is fast, and it reports any errors, which can be very useful. The quick version of the procedure is simply this:
- Navigate to the destination folder
- Click Upload
- Select files and folders for upload
- Start Upload
For more details, see below:
- Navigate in your web browser to the folder you wish to add documents to. (To log in to WesFiles, go to: http://wesfiles.wesleyan.edu or if someone has sent you a link, just click on it.)
- Click on the “Upload” button in the upper right:
- If you need to upload multiple files efficiently, you will want to choose the “Advanced Upload” option. If you see the icon below inside the upload area, then you are already using the advanced upload:
- If you do not see the icon above, click on the “Advanced Upload” button:
You may need to update Java in order to use the advanced uploader. Or you can go back to the “Basic Upload.” Note that these instructions are for the Advanced Upload.
- Click “Add Files” to browse files on your computer:
- Select the file(s) or folder(s) you wish to upload and choose “Open.” Repeat the process as often as you need to. The files and folders to be uploaded will be listed in the upload area. When you have selected everything you want to upload, click the “Start Upload” button:
- The uploader will show you an overall progress bar as well as a progress bar for each file. If the upload is successful you will be returned to the folder listing page. If there are any errors, you will see a red exclamation point. You will be able to scroll through the list of files to see where the problems occurred. You should make careful note of the errors, because this information will be lost once you navigate away from the results page.
The most common cause of failure is illegal characters in the file name.
Tip: In addition to using “Add Files” to navigate to your folders or documents, the Advanced Upload feature will also let you drag and drop files or folders from elsewhere on your computer into the upload area. Mac users: Be advised that the drag-and-drop will cause FireFox 3.5 to crash. Please use the file-browsing approach described in step 5 on this page.
Troubleshooting: If you get only errors any time you use the Advanced Upload, you probably need to update Java.