Basecamp 2 Help > Managing Projects > Files

Files

Basecamp 2 makes it easy to share files, like images or spreadsheets, in your projects. You can add a comment to any file, or loop someone in if they're not on the project.

Adding files

  1. From the files area of your project, click the "Upload files" button. It's on the top-right of your project. The size limit for a single upload is 10GB. Add files
  2. Drag and drop a file from your computer into the browser. Or use the "Select files" link.
    Select a file

    Dragging and Dropping is not supported in Internet Explorer.

  3. Once you've chosen your files, click the green "Upload" button. Select a file

    Didn't mean to upload that file? No worries! Delete it!

  4. You can attach files to comments and messages. Attach to a comment
  5. You can also attach files directly to to-dos. Attach to a to-do item
  6. The "Edit" link on a stand-alone file will let you update the privacy setting to hide the file from the client on the project. It won't let you edit the file contents, though. Edit permissions
  7. You can download all files attached to a message or comment by using the link at the bottom of the message or comment. Download all files
  8. When you click on a PDF, Basecamp will show it to you right away. And when you click on a video or sound, it will play immediately (for most browsers and file types.) Show a PDF and play a video

    Video and sound file playback depends on your web browser's capabilities. For best results, we recommend using Chrome or Safari.

    If you use Internet Explorer, you'll need to install Adobe Reader to view PDFs in Basecamp.

Viewing and sorting files

Basecamp 2 lets you view your files in a grid or list. You can sort your files by type/label and file size, name and upload date. Sorting

List view shows you the file size and lets you directly download or delete the file. List view

You can filter your files to find them by file name or extension. Just type in the filter field and Basecamp will find matching files. Filter field Filtering by type

Renaming files

You can rename files when you upload them, or after they have been uploaded to your project.

  1. When uploading a file, click on the current file name (below its icon or thumbnail). Rename file

  2. Type the new file name, then upload as usual. New file name

  3. To rename a file that has already been uploaded, go to the file's page, then click Edit. Edit file


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