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File size restrictions

It is possible to set file size restrictions for many content types. This is especially useful as you can enforce limits to the size of files being uploaded to your system; to save on disk space as well as bandwidth.

File size restrictions can be set at project level, setting a default file size to be used throughout a project. As well as being able to set restrictions at folder level, giving the flexibility to override a default restriction when required.

Set a default maximum file size across a project

  1. Open the Management ConsoleExpand Project Setup.
  2. Press the Content Types tab.
  3. Look for the content type you want to set the limit on and press the Edit icon under the Options column. The Content Type Options screen will popup.
  4. You will see an input field under the section File Size Restriction. Here you are able to enter the size value of the restriction, in the dropdown next to it.

Set a maximum file size for a specific folder

You may have a scenario where you want to restrict the size of images your editors are uploading globally so may have a project level file size restriction in place. However the communications team need to be able to upload high resolution photos to the website without this restriction.

In this case the process of applying a folder level file size restriction is carried out in a similar way to setting a project.

  1. Locate the folder that you would like to set the file size restriction against.
  2. Right click the folder and select Properties. The properties screen will open.
  3. Press the Content Types tab.
  4. Look for the content type you want to set the limit on and press the Edit icon under the Options column. The Content Type Options screen will pop up.
  5. You will see an input field under the section File Size Restriction. Here you are able to enter the value of the restriction, in the dropdown next to it choose whether the restriction should be in bytes, kilobytes, megabytes or gigabytes.

Remove the restriction

Setting the file size restriction to 0 (zero) will allow a file of any size to be uploaded to the system. This can be beneficial in certain circumstances when the file size can vary considerably and restricting the maximum size of an uploaded file would be detrimental to the user experience.