How to Upload and Delete Files

Upload Files

You can upload one or more files through the control panel. Because of browser limitations, control panel uploads work best with files smaller than 2GB and batches of less than 100 files. For large files and batches, you can use a third-party client or the DigitalOcean API.

From the main page of your Space, you can stage file for upload in two ways:

  1. By dragging and dropping, which allows you to add files, folders, and items nested inside folders.
  2. By selecting Upload Files, which opens a dialog for you to add files from your local computer, but doesn’t support adding folders.

Regardless of how you stage your files, you’ll see everything you’ve staged in the Spaces selection dialog, which will stay open to allow you to continue to stage more files.

Upload files window

This modal also lets you set the file permissions for all the staged files. The X link next to each item lets you unstage files or folders. Because a folder and its contents are treated as a unit, removing a folder here will unstage the folder and all the files and folders within it.

Click Upload Files to upload the items you’ve staged with the permissions you’ve selected.

Download or Delete Files

The More menu of a file lets you modify, download, and delete the files in your Space.

Space file's More menu

Select Download to start a download of the item to your local machine. Depending on your browser’s preferences, the download may start automatically or you may be prompted to save the file first.

Select Delete to delete a file. Because deletions are permanent, you’ll be asked to confirm before the item is actually deleted. You can delete multiple files at once by selecting them, opening the Actions menu, and clicking Delete. This will similarly prompt you to confirm the deletion.