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Google Sites - Upload Multiple Files - View & Download

posted 29 Feb 2012, 15:59 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 6 Jun 2014, 05:47 by Unknown user ]

Google Sites now allows multiple file uploads all at the same time, not one-by-one.  With this update the method to view and download files also changes and the way Google Sites stores the uploaded file names.

Instructions

Upload Multiple Files

  1. Navigate to the page where you want to attach the files

  2. Use the Add files link at the bottom of the page to open your web browser's file chooser. 

    Google Sites - Multiple File Uploads - Add Files Link
    If you want to add files to a File Cabinet page use the Add file button at the top of the page.
    Google Sites - Multiple File Uploads - File Cabinate Page - Add File Button
  3. Choose the file, or files, you want to upload.  You can choose multiple files to upload in two ways:

    1. To choose a list of sequential files click the first file you want to upload, hold the Shift key on the keyboard and click the last file you want and your web browser will select both files and all in between.

    2. To choose non-sequential files click the first file you want to upload, hold the Ctrl key (Cmd on a Mac) on the keyboard and click any further files you want to upload (keep the Ctrl or Cmd key held).  You can also use the Ctrl key (Cmd on a Mac) to deselect any files you do not need to upload.

  4. Use the web browser's Open button to begin the file uploads and Google Sites will display progress bars.

  5. Once uploaded you will see the uploaded files appear on the page.

View and Download Files

  1. To view a file use the file name link, e.g. if you uploaded a file called book.pdf then use the link book.pdf link to open this file in the Google Docs Viewer.  On File Cabinet pages use the View link instead.

  2. To download a file use the downward-pointing arrow icon on the right of the file. 
    Google Sites - Multiple File Uploads - Download File Icon
    On File Cabinet pages use the Download link instead.

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Multiple File Uploads - Progress Bars

Google Sites - Multiple File Uploads - Progress Bars

Uploaded File Names

Google Sites now respects the spaces in file names and keeps the spaces on the uploaded file.  This means Google Sites sees "A File.pdf" as a different file to "AFile.pdf".  Google Sites previously did not respect the spaces in file names and stored the files with the spaces remoed.  This means if you had previously uploaded "A File.pdf" Google Sites stored this as "AFile.pdf", but now Google Sites respects the file names it sees these as separate files: this may mean you will see new uploads of your files as a separate upload of the file rather than just a new version of the previously uploaded file.
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