EASY UPLOAD a.k.a UPLOAD FILES a.k.a EZUPLOAD

FILE MANAGER

EASY UPLOAD

FAQ's

IMPORTANT NOTE: you can not upload files that have spaces or odd characters like )(*&^%$#@M in the name. In addition, the file size should be less then 2MB and I recommend that any file size be less then 100KB as a visitor to your page using dial-up will experience unduly long wait times while the file(s) are loading. In addition, avoid MP3 files as they normally are very large, over 1MB, and can not be used as background music.

I also recommend that you do not put a large number of graphics on your pages (unless you warn your visitor first about possible long load times).

LOGGING INTO FILE MANAGER
To see what files you have in your file manager, click on the MANAGE link adn then the File Manager link.

UPLOADING TO SUB-DIRECTORIES
If you need to put the graphics in a sub-directory then first either:

  • go to the sub-directory by clicking on it in the file manager, or
  • create the sub-directory and then go to it.

Once you have accessed the sub-directory, use the UPLOAD FILES button.

Select the MANUALLY ENTER FILE NAMES and then click on OPEN FILE MANAGER. If you select the SHOW option with ANY selected, File Manager will list all your files and if you have quite a few files, this will slow down the loading of the file manager considerably.

No matter which option you select above you must be patient and wait for the entire page to load.

USING EASY UPLOAD
Log into GeoCities, click on the Manage link, then click on EASY UPLOAD to go directly to uploading files to your main file manager.

Front Page & Dreamweaver Users - please see Front Page & DW Help to learn how to use these tools with a free GeoCities site.

The next screen will allow you to upload from 5 to 20 files at one time.

UPLOADING TO SUB-DIRECTORIES
If you need to put the graphics in a sub-directory then first either:

  • go to the sub-directory by clicking on it in the file manager, or
  • create the sub-directory and then go to it.

Once you have accessed the sub-directory, use the UPLOAD FILES button.

How To Select Files From Your Hard Drive Using Easy Upload
First, check the box next to Automatically convert filename to lowercase. I recommend this a a file name is easier to work with if all the letters are lower case. Second, click on the top BROWSE button.

And this little window above will appear to enable you to select a file from your computer. Select the directory first and then highlight the file and press OPEN.

This will put the file name in the box next to the BROWSE. If you want to upload files other then HTM then you must select the file type by clicking on the down arrow next to the box for FILES OF TYPE and then select ALL FILES as shown below.

Now, continuing on with the HTM file I selected above. When you click OPEN the file name will appear in the box next to the BROWSE like this:

How To Complete EASY UPLOAD
If you have more than one file to upload, use any of the other BROWSE BUTTONs and repeat the process of selecting a file from your PC. When you have selected as many files to upload as you wish, click on the UPLOAD FILES button.

NOTE: IF THE FILES ARE LARGE OR YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE OR TWO FILES, IT MAY TAKE A MINUTE OR LONGER TO UP LOAD THE FILES.

Move the cursor outside of the upload section and wait for the hourglass to disappear. The File Manager page will appear as we saw above.

That's all there is to uploading files using UPLOAD FILES in your file manager or the EASY UPLOAD button on GeoCities' main page.

WHY? FOR UPLOAD FILES
Question: Why can't I upload a file?

Answer: There are three reasons that the file may not upload:

  1. Your file name may have SPACES in it, e.g. my photo.jpg. GeoCities doesn't like spaces in a file name.
  2. You file may not be allowed, e.g. an .exe file. Check the allowable files types at GeoCities' Allowable File Types.
  3. The maximum file size for one file is 2MB and the total of all files uploaded at one time is 5MB.

Question: Can I have a file name like my-song.mid?

Answer: Yes! The - is ok and so is the _, but other odd characters like )(*&^%$#@!~ should not be used.