File and workspace import tool

Automatically create workspaces and import files and folders in bulk

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Written by Kevin Senior
Updated over a week ago

You will need to be an Account Administrator or Workspace Owner to use this tool. Please contact us to request access.

System requirements

The import tool can be run on any 64-bit operating system, such as Linux, Windows, or Mac but you must have the latest version of Java installed on your PC.

Installing the import tool

Create a new folder on your local drive and make a note of its location i.e. C:\Import Tool. After you have downloaded the import tool, move or copy it (Importer-1.0.jar) into that folder.

Running the import tool

Open a Command Prompt (click Windows start icon and type ‘cmd’).

Then navigate to the new directory by typing cd C:\Import Tool and press return.

To run the import tool we firstly need to know where Java is installed on your PC. Locate it and make a note of the path. In this example it is C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-13.0.2\bin\java.exe.

Using that path, add quotation marks at either end and type the following, "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-13.0.2\bin\java.exe" -jar Importer-1.0.jar then press return.

You will receive this message to confirm that the import tool has been started.

Import data structure

Create a folder called 'Files To Import' and make a note of its location. Add a subfolder for each workspace that you would like to automatically create during the import. The name of the subfolder will be the name given to the workspace. If you already have a workspace by that name, the tool will import the contents of that folder into the existing workspace.

Now open a browser and type http://localhost:9020.

The form you are presented with should be completed as follows:

  • Root folder path: Add the location path of your 'Files To Import' folder, as described above.

  • Admin email: Your email address.

  • Password: Your login password.

  • Company ID: Request this from

  • Number Threads: Leave set at 10

  • Delete files: If enabled after the initial import, this will remove any files that have been updated locally since the last time the tool was run.

Click 'Start' to begin the import.

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