Creating a New Virtual Folder

Virtual folders reference physical folders on a computer's hard drive. Similar to a Windows shortcut, a virtual folder is only an alias for the real folder. When you create a virtual folder, you do not have to give it the same name as the folder it references. You cannot change the name of a virtual folder, but you can delete the virtual folder and then re-create it with a new name.

To create a new Virtual folder

  1. In the administration interface, connect to EFT and click the VFS tab.

  2. In the left pane, click the folder in which you want to add a virtual subfolder, then do one of the following:

    • Right-click the folder, and then click New Virtual Folder.

    • On the toolbar, click the New Virtual Folder icon .

    • On the main menu, click Configuration >New Virtual Folder.

    • The New Virtual Folder dialog box appears.

    In versions prior to v8.0.6:

    In v8.0.6 and later:

    New Virtual Folder dialog box

  3. In the Alias box, type a name for the folder. For example, type Shared.

  4. In the Type box, specify whether the folder is Local/LAN or Cloud Storage.

  5. In the Target box, specify the target folder by typing the path or click the folder icon  and browse to the target folder. For example, browse to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\.

  6. For Cloud Storage, the dialog box expands:

    1. In the Target box, provide the path to the cloud storage.

    2. In the Connection profile box, click the down arrow to select a Connection profile, if there is one defined.

    3. In the Cloud Provider box, click the down arrow to specify Amazon S3-compatible, Azure blob storage, or Azure Data Lake Storage gen 2. then configure the Connection Details accordingly. Please refer to Defining a Connection Profile for details.

  7. Click OK. The new virtual folder appears in the tree with the name that you typed in the Alias box, plus "Virtual" and the full path. For example:

  8. Shared - Virtual (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\).

    For cloud storage, the VFS name appears as Alias - Virtual(Type://Info/Target)". Where Alias - name of folder, Type - S3\Azure\CP, Info - short details of Storage or Connection Profile name, Target - relative path on Storage.

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