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. Do one of the following and browse to the files that you want to import:

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

    • On the Help menu, click Welcome. In the Welcome Screen, select Import from a folder you choose and click Continue.

  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. Selecting the Flat folder search option means only the folder level selected will be imported, and not any subfolders.

  4. Click Choose. 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 Cc507686.5699db34-3c12-4656-a856-1908b5d993ec(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.

  5. 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. Mount the network drive that contains the folder that you want to import. For information on mounting network drives, consult your computer 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.