Uploading and managing files

You can upload, manage, and delete files from the Files page in your Shopify admin.

Files on the Files page include the following:

  • Images used in your theme
  • Images used in blog posts and pages
  • Images used in your product and collection descriptions
  • Files that you want to make available for customers to download

You can also upload files when you're editing your theme, or when you're using the rich text editor to edit theme content, a page, a blog post, a product description, or a collection description.

To access the Files page, go to Settings > Files.

File requirements

You can upload files to the Files page in your Shopify admin. Files must meet the following requirements:

                                                                                                                                      
File requirements
AttributeRequirement
File sizeMaximum of 20 megabytes
ResolutionMaximum of 20 megapixels
Aspect ratioBetween 100:1 and 1:100
File formatRefer to File format requirements

File format requirements

If you're on a paid plan, then you can upload any file format other than HTML.

If you're on a trial plan, then you can upload only the following file formats:

  • JS
  • CSS
  • GIF
  • JPG
  • PNG
  • JSON
  • CSV
  • PDF

You also need to verify your email address before you can upload PDF files.

If you're on a trial plan and you want to upload other file formats, then check and update your plan.

Different areas of your store, such as your theme, pages, and blogs, only support certain file formats. To learn about supported file formats for these areas, refer to the following resources:

Upload a file on the Files page

You can upload files to Shopify on the Files page.

If you want to make a file available for customers to download, and then you need to upload it on the Files page in Shopify and then add a link to it in page content or in your online store navigation.

Steps:

  1. Click Upload files.

  2. Select one or more files to upload, and then click Open.

Filter the file list

You can filter the file list or search for a file from the Files page.

You can filter your files in the following ways:

If you need to perform the same searches or filter by the same terms regularly, then you can save the filters.

Filter your files using the Filter files bar

By using the Filter files bar, you can search for a specific file name or for files of a certain type, such as .jpg or .pdf.

  1. In the Filter files bar, enter all or part of a file name, or enter the file extension that you're looking for (for example, .jpg or .pdf).

Filter your files by size

Steps:

  1. Click File size.

  2. Using the Min size and Max size fields, enter either the minimum size of file that you want to view, the maximum size of file that you want to view, or both.

Save filters

If you need to perform the same searches or filter by the same terms regularly, then you can save the filters so that they're easily accessible. Saved filters are added as tabs at the top of the Files page. You can click on the tab to filter the files using the saved filter parameters.

Steps:

  1. Filter your files using the Filter files bar, the File size filter, or both.

  2. Click Save filters.

  3. In the Save as field, enter a name for your saved filters.

  4. Click Save filters.

Change the sort order of the file list

By default, files are listed from newest to oldest based on the date that they were uploaded.

If you want to change the sort order, then you can sort your files by date added, by size, or alphabetically by file name.

Steps:

  1. Click Sort, then select an option from the list.

Make a file available for download

If you want to make a file available for download, then you can upload it using the Files page, then add a link to it in a page's content or in your online store navigation. You can copy a link to the file to your clipboard by clicking the Link button beside the file.

Edit a file

If you need to make changes to an image or a document, use document editing software, and then upload the file again.

Delete a file

You can delete one or more files from the Files page. Learn more about bulk actions.

Steps:

  1. Select the checkbox beside the file that you want to delete. You can select multiple files at once.

  2. Click Delete.

  3. Click Delete to confirm.

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