Import items from files and folders

Expression Studio 2.0

Importing from files or folders is the most direct way to import whole folders or drives into catalogs. You can also import a folder from a WebDAV-enabled network location, such as a Microsoft SharePoint site.

To import from files or folders

  1. Start Microsoft Expression Media.

  2. On the File menu, point to Import Items, and then click From Files/Folders.

  3. If you want to limit the files that you import, refine the Import criteria.

    • In the File name box, type a file name.

    • Select Size or Last Used to select options that limit the import according to your chosen criteria.

  4. Click Include Subfolders to import all the folders contained within the selected folder.

  5. Click Import. While Expression Media imports your media files, the application displays a progress indicator panel. To hide or show the progress indicator panel, click the Show/Hide Progress icon Cc294689.939526d1-3b44-4007-b283-f0446c5a09d1(en-us,Expression.10).png, which is located in the lower-right corner of the catalog window. To stop an import, click the red Cancel icon next to the progress bar.

  6. On the File menu, click Save, and name your catalog. If you don't choose a name for your catalogs, Expression Media names them chronologically to maintain correct order on the desktop. By default, they are stored in a single folder for cross-catalog searches.

To import files from a WebDAV-enabled network folder

  1. Do one of the following:

    • If you are using Windows Vista, map the network drive containing the folder that you want to import. For information on mapping network drives, consult the Windows Vista Help guide.

    • If you are using Windows XP, add the network location containing the folder that you want to import. For information on adding network locations, consult the Windows XP Help guide.

  2. Follow the preceding procedure, "To import from files and folders." When navigating to a location to import, select the network drive that you connected to in the previous steps.

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