Manage Folders

Folders are managed using either the folders panel on the left-hand side of the main VGS window, or the contents panel on the upper right-hand side of the main window. Before adding or editing folders, you must click on the "Edit schema" button in the main toolbar. This step is required to avoid accidental editing during normal use of the software. Clicking the Edit Schema button displays the Edit Toolbar:

Save All Schema Edits -button saves all pending changes and exits edit mode.

Add New Folder

To add a top-level folder to the folder panel at the root level (represented by a box) do one of the following:

  • Make sure no items are selected in the folders panel by clicking in the white space below existing folders and click on the "New Folder" button in the toolbar. When a new folder is added, the default name is highlighted for immediate editing.
  • In the folder panel, right-click anywhere on empty space below existing folders and choose "Add new root folder" from the drop-down menu.

Add Child Folder

To add a folder as a child of any node in a hierarchical tree, do one of the following:

  • In either the folder panel or the contents panel, select the desired parent folder by clicking on it. Then click on the "New Folder" button in the toolbar.
  • In either the folder panel or the contents panel, right-click on the desired parent folder and choose "New folder" from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the parent folder in the folders panel on the left side of the screen by clicking on it. Then in the contents panel on the right-hand side of the screen, right-click on the empty space below the listed sites and folders and choose "New Folder" from the drop-down menu. When a new folder is added, the default name is highlighted for immediate editing.

Edit Folder Name

To edit folder names after the folder already exists, do one of the following:

  • Right-click on the folder to be changed and choose "Rename" from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the folder by clicking on it, pause (so next click is not interpreted as a double-click) and then click the folder again.

Copy Folder

To copy a folder, copy and paste the folder using any combination of the following:

  • Right-click on the folder to be copied and choose "Copy" from the drop-down menu, or select the folder to be copied by clicking on it and then clicking on the "Copy" button in the toolbar.
  • Right-click on the parent folder in the new location and choose "Paste" from the drop-down menu, or select the new parent folder and then click the "Paste" button in the toolbar.

Move Folder

To move a folder, do one of the following:

  • Drag and Drop by clicking and holding on to the folder/location, then drag and drop it on the folder (either folders panel or contents panel) that you want to move it to. Target folder must be visible to use this method.
  • Cut and Paste using the same methods as described above for copy-pasting but use the ‘Cut’ option in the drop-down menu or using the “Cut” icon in the toolbar instead. Paste by right-clicking on the folder that will contain the duplicate site reference and choose "Paste" from the drop-down menu, or select the folder by clicking on it and then click the "Paste" button in the toolbar, or in the folders panel, select the folder then right-click anywhere in the blank space below items in the contents folder and choose "Paste" from either the drop-down menu or click the “Paste” button on the toolbar.

Delete Folder

To delete a folder, in either the folders panel or the contents panel:

  • Right-click the folder to be deleted and choose "Delete" from the drop-down menu.

NOTE: Deleting a folder also deletes all child folders. However, any sites contained within those folders are not deleted, but rather are moved to the "Unassigned" container. The "Unassigned" container cannot be deleted. Sites may be permanently deleted only through the process as described in the Manage Locations section.

Cancel All Schema Edits

Cancels all pending changes that are not yet saved.

See also

Main Toolbar | Manage Locations

© Arizona Cooperative Rangeland Monitoring Program, 2018 • Updated: 01/18/18