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Uploading and Downloading Files to and from Amazon S3

How to Upload Files to Amazon S3

Using S3 Browser Freeware you can easily upload virtually any number of files to Amazon S3. Below you will find step-by-step instructions that explain how to upload/backup your files.

To upload files to Amazon S3:

1. Start S3 Browser and select the bucket that you plan to use as destination. You can also create a new Amazon S3 Bucket if necessary.

Selet the bucket

Selet the bucket that plan to use as destination.

2. Click the Upload button and choose Upload file(s) to upload one or multiple files or choose Upload Folder if you want to upload a whole folder or whole drive.

Click Files,Upload Files or Folder

Click Files, Upload File(s) or click Files, Upload Folder

3. Select the files you want to upload.

Selet files to upload

Select the files you want to upload

Or select the folder to upload

Select the folder to upload

Select the folder you want to upload

The upload process will begin. You can track the progress on the Tasks tab.

File uploading progress

You can see currently uploading files on the Tasks tab.

The context menu allows you to start, stop, cancel and retry the tasks.

Tasks context menu

Tasks context menu allows you to start, stop, cancel and retry the tasks.

With S3 Browser Pro you can significantly increase uploading speed. To learn how to upload your files to Amazon S3 at maximum speed possible, click here.

S3 Browser automatically saves the queue. You can restart application and continue uploading. For large files you can resume uploading from the position where it was stopped.

Data integrity: you can enable data integrity test to ensure that data is not corrupted traversing the network. When you use this option, Amazon S3 checks the file against the provided MD5 hash and, if they do not match, returns an error. Open Tools, Options, Data Integrity to enable data integrity checking. Click here to learn more about Data Integrity checking.

To Download Files and Folders from Amazon S3

1. Start S3 Browser and select the bucket that contains the files you want to download.

Selet the bucket

Selet the bucket that contains the files you want to download.

2. Select the file(s) and/or folder(s) which you need to download and click Download

Select the file and click Files,Download

Select the file(s) and/or folder(s) and click Download

3. Choose a destination folder on your local disk and click OK

Select destination folder

Choose a destination folder on your local disk

S3 Browser will start downloading your files and will display the progress on the Transfers tab.

Transfers tab shows downloading progress

You can track download progress on the Tasks tab

The context menu allows you to start, stop, cancel and retry the tasks.

Tasks context menu

Tasks context menu allows you to start, stop, cancel and retry the tasks.

If you need to download a large number of small files, you can speed up the process by increasing the number of concurrent downloads (see below).

Data integrity: you can enable data integrity checking to ensure that data is not corrupted traversing the network. When you use this option, S3 Browser calculates the hash of downloaded file and compares it with the hash provided by Amazon S3, if they do not match, returns an error. Open Tools, Options, Data Integrity to enable data integrity checking. Click here to learn more about Data Integrity checking.

To download Amazon S3 Bucket entirely

1. Select the bucket you want to download and click Buckets -> Download all files to..

download all files from S3 Bucket

Select an S3 Bucket and click Buckets -> Download all files to..

Browse For Folder dialog will appear

Select destination folder

Browse For Folder dialog allows you to select destination folder on local disk.

2. Select the folder on your local drive and click OK. S3 Browser will enumerate all files and folders in source bucket and download them to local disk.

To increase uploading and downloading speed

Pro Version of S3 Browser allows you to increase the number of concurrent uploads or downloads. This may greatly improve performance when you need to upload or download a large number of small files, or when you need to upload large files to Amazon S3 at maximum speed.

To learn how it works, click here. To obtain Pro version of S3 Browser and unlock Pro features click here.

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