The application consists of two primary panes and one optional pane: (1) Navigator, (2) Contents/Objects Area, (3) Connections area. A set of windows is automatically generated when a Loading or Downloading operation is performed.
The picture above represents the default arrangement for these panes.
NOTE: We have found this to be the ideal configuration, but the individual panes may be rearranged, minimized or maximized.
The objects displayed in the Navigator area are limited to sites, sub-sites, lists and libraries. Double-clicking on any of the sites, lists, or libraries will trigger the application to display the content for that object. In addition, a set of options is available from the right-click menus.
To expose hidden lists (e.g. the Master Page Gallery) in the Navigator Pane, right click on the "Lists" node and choose the "Hidden Lists" option. After this is enabled, you will see the hidden lists for this location.
The Content area displays the actual data inside a list or library. You may use this screen to select individual items to Download from your environment.
·In order to select (or deselect) multiple items located directly below each other, click on the first item and then holding the SHIFT key, click on the last item. All the files located between the two items will be highlighted.
·In order to select (or deselect) multiple items which are not located next to each other, hold down the CTRL key and select individual files.
Located in the top left-hand corner is a breadcrumb definition of the list or library whose content is represented in the window.
This area of the screen is available through the File Manager, Public Folders and Google modules. Analogous to Windows Explorer's navigation area, users can select local or mapped drives and folders and then double-click to display the contents in the Content pane. From there the user can upload the content into SharePoint environment using Drag and Drop, Copy/Paste or even a CSV. All these methods will be described in more detail in the Common Functions section below.
NOTE: Essentials File Manager is also integrated with Windows Explorer. So you may drag or copy files from Windows Explorer directly into File Manager.