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Bulk uploader for Windows

The ThoughtFarmer Uploader for Windows allows you to bulk-load documents from your computer using a Windows desktop application. Using an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface, you can use this application to:

  1. quickly upload many documents to a particular page
  2. quickly build out a file folder structure on an intranet page from a pre-configured file folder structure sitting on your local or network drive.
This version of the uploader will work with ThoughtFarmer 8.1.0.39 and higher.

Install the Bulk Uploader

  1. Download the attached zip package.
  2. Unzip the Installer package. (Some computers will do this automatically.)
  3. Uninstall any previous versions of the ThoughtFarmer Uploader from Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the Openroad.ThoughtFarmer.Uploader.Installer file (Windows Installer Package or .msi file) to open it.
  5. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

Use the Bulk Uploader

  1. Open the ThoughtFarmer Uploader from the icon on your desktop. The Connect to ThoughtFarmer pop-up window will appear.
  2. Enter the URL for your intranet in the Url box.

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  3. Click Request authentication token.
  4. A browser window will open on your intranet's sign in page. Log in to the intranet.
  5. An intranet page will display with a Bulk uploader authentication token on it. Copy the token and paste it into the Token box in the Connect to ThoughtFarmer window.
  6. Click Connect.
  7. The ThoughtFarmer Uploader window will appear.
  8. The Current Upload Location appears as a breadcrumb - by default the files are uploaded under your profile. If you want the files to upload to a different location, click Change. To change the upload location:
    1. Click the plus/minus signs beside pages to expand/collapse the navigation.
    2. Click a page title to select it as the upload location.
    3. Click Save.

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  9. To add files that you want to upload:
    1. Drag files or folders from your desktop or file window and drop them into the Upload Queue, OR 
    2. Click Add Folder to upload a folder containing files or click Add Files to upload files. Browse through the navigation and select the folders/files that you want to upload. Click OK/Open. The folders/files will appear in the upload queue.
  10. To remove folders/files from the upload queue, click Clear All Files.
  11. Click Upload Now. Folders/Files will disappear from the Upload Queue as they are uploaded.

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  12. Go to/Refresh the page on which you have uploaded the folders/files. You will see the files attached to the page.