User Guide/2 My Portfolio/2 My Files/Upload a File

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The Mahara user manual moved to http://manual.mahara.org

Use the Upload File option to add an allowed file type to your repository.

In v1.4 go to Content > Files. You will see the following Copyright notice: 

copyright notice.png

In order to progress you must comply and agree to the Copyright notice by ticking the Copyright box.


You may select the target folder before uploading or move the file after you have uploaded it. You can also create a new folder.

Click Choose File and select your file for uploading. It will upload automatically.

After uploading you may amend the file name and other fields by clicking the edit button next to the file name.

Name – This field is required, do not leave it blank.
Description – You may choose to give your file a description.
Tags - You can add tags to Artefacts and Views you create within Mahara.

To upload an audio or video file for embedding

Flowplayer only allows .mp3, .mp4 and .flv files for embedding in a view.

Flowplayer only accepts file extensions with lower-case letters. Changing the file extension to lower-case in Mahara does not help.

To upload a zip file and unzip to Mahara


Upload the zip file as above – files supported include zip,  tar.gz and .tar.bz2
The file will appear in the file list with the Unzip link beside it.


Click on the Unzip link
A list of the files, Folders and Space Required is shown
Select the Unzip button
All the files and folders will be created and copied into the users My Files area on Mahara.