Managing Files

Once you’ve added files to your document library, you can manage them via the Documents and Media UI. To access management actions for a file, you can select it or click it’s Actions button ( Actions Button ).

Select the file or click it's actions button to access configuration options.



Checkout/Checkin ( Lock / Unlock )

Check out or check in the file. When you check out a file, only you can make changes to it. When you check in a file, your edits are published and others can edit the file again. See Managing Document Changes with Checkout for more information.

Delete ( Delete )

Move the file to the Recycle Bin.

Download ( Download )

Download the file to your local machine.

Edit ( Edit )

Edit the file entry. Here you can change the following entry details: the stored file, entry title, file name, description, document type, display page template, tags, categories, expiration date, friendly URL, and related assets. Note that modifying the file increments its version minor.

Edit Image

Open the image editor. See Editing Images for more information.

Edit Tags ( Tags )

Edit the tags assigned to the selected file. See Tagging Content and Managing Tags for more information.

Info ( Info )

After selecting the file, click the Info icon view detailed file information in a side panel. See Info Panel Reference for more information.

Move ( Move )

Relocate the file to a different folder.

Permissions ( Permissions )

Manage file permissions for user roles. See Documents and Media Permissions Reference for more information.

Share ( Share )

Share the file with other users. See Sharing Files for more information.


Using folders can provide additional organization and file management capabilities, including workflow and permissions. See Using Folders for more information.

Info Panel Reference

In the Info Panel, file information is oranized into two tabs: Details and Versions.

Details Tab

The Details tab includes the following information.




The file entry’s owner.

Latest Version URL

The URL for accessing the newest version of the entry’s file.


The WebDAV URL for accessing the entry’s file via desktop. See Accessing Documents with WebDAV for more information.

Document Type

The entry’s document type.


The entry’s file extension.


The entry’s file size.


The user who last modified the file entry and when it was last modified.


The user who created the file entry and when it was created.

Expiration Date

When the file entry expires.

Review Date

When the file entry is set for review.


The folder for the file entry.


The file entry’s average user rating.

Automatically Extracted Metadata

Any and all metadata automatically extracted from the file. When adding new documents or viewing existing documents, Liferay uses the TIKA library to automatically extract the file’s metadata. The extracted details depend on your file’s type and the metadata written to it. In the case of audio or video files, the media’s duration is displayed.

Versions Tab

The Versions tab lists all saved versions of the selected file entry. You can click the Actions button ( Actions Button ) for a version to access the following settings.




Permanently remove the version from the entry’s history.


Download the file for the selected version.


Restore the file entry to the selected version. Reverting to an earlier version creates a new major version.


View the selected version.

See Checking Out and Editing Files for more information about file versions.

Additional Information