Koofr Features / Jan 06 2021

Beginner's guide to the Koofr web app

Are you a cloud storage beginner and you don't know where to start? Look no further than our step-by-step guide to simplify your first steps with Koofr cloud storage.

With the new year come new opportunities and if you just decided to start using cloud storage but do not know where to start, look no further. We are here to simplify your first experience with Koofr. That is why we prepared a series of step-by-step guides for all of you cloud storage beginners out there, starting with a guide to the Koofr web app.

Check out our video to see how you can sign up for a free Koofr account.

Once you are successfully signed into the Koofr web app, you'll see a completely new and empty Koofr account. We prepared some pointers so you can orientate easily. See picture below showing you where to find the Main Menu, the Account Menu, the Space stats for your account and Help and Support if you need it.

A screenshot of the Koofr web app dashboard.

Our video showing the Koofr dashboard overview can also be of help to you.

To change your account settings, open the Account Menu and click on Preferences (left side of the picture below). Edit your First and Last name, your Email address or add a Profile picture (right side of the picture below). When you are done changing your settings, don't forget to click Save.

The Account Preferences menu in the Koofr web app.

By clicking on Password in the menu on the left (right side of the picture above), you can change your Koofr account password and by clicking on Language you can set the Preferred language of your Koofr account.

Now that we are done with formalities, it is time we upload some files. You can do that by clicking on the Add button at the top of the screen. A drop-down menu opens, where you can select to Upload file, Upload folder or Create folder in your Koofr account.

Creating a folder in the Koofr web application.

Note: You can also simply upload files by drag and dropping them to Koofr.

Once your files are successfully uploaded, you can select a file by hovering over it and clicking in the checkbox that appears. The file is selected once the checkmark appears next to it.

Selecting a file enables several options in the Editing Menu.

When a file is selected, the Editing Menu will also appear, where you will see the options to Copy, Move, Download and Delete your file and see the file Info. To deselect your file click on Cancel.

The Copy and Move actions will open a dialogue guiding you through the process of copying or moving your file. And don't worry, the Delete action will need to be confirmed before anything gets deleted.

Deleting files in Koofr requires a confirmation.

Even in case you accidentally delete your files, you will be able to find your deleted files by clicking on Deleted files in the Main Menu. They will be available for 7 days since the moment of deletion in the free Koofr accounts.

Check out our video on how to delete and restore your Koofr files.

There are two different views you can use to view your files and folders in Koofr. The List View and the Tile View. You can simply switch between them in the Main toolbar, by clicking on the button marked in the picture below.

In Tile View, image files will show a preview thumbnail in Koofr.

We hope we made your life and your start with Koofr a bit easier. If you need additional Help, open our Help and support center from the Account Menu or by clicking on Help and support below the Main Menu in the Koofr web app.

Additional help is available in our Help and support center.

Have more questions? Feel free to join us and ask away on the Koofr subreddit!

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