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Server Files Manager

The Server Files Manager enables you to remotely administer and manage Data Workbench server computers from any authorized Data Workbench by providing access to all of the directories and files in the product’s installation directory, including configuration and look-up files.
You can access the Server Files Manager using the Admin menu as well as by right-clicking the node of the Data Workbench server computer in the Servers Manager and clicking Server Files .
You can create new server files managers that display selected directories. See Creating New Server Files Managers .
The left column of Server Files Manager lists file and folder names. The check marks in the center and right columns indicate where in the file structure these directories and files reside.
If a file resides in the product’s installation directory, the server name (for example, Data Workbench server) column contains a check mark. If a file resides on the Data Workbench user’s computer in the Data Workbench installation directory \Temp directory, the Temp column contains a check mark. The color of the check marks indicates whether the files that reside in different locations were modified at the same time.
  • A red check mark in the server name column indicates that the folder or file resides on the Data Workbench server computer.
  • A red check mark in the Temp column indicates that the local copy of the file or folder has the same Modified date and time as the file or folder on the Data Workbench server computer.
  • A white check mark in the Temp column indicates that the file or folder in the Data Workbench installation directory \Temp directory has a different Modified date and time than the file or folder on the Data Workbench server computer.
The following graphic shows the Server Files Manager with both red and white check marks:
To manage directories and files using the Server Files Manager
You can use the Server Files Manager to manipulate directories and files on a Data Workbench server computer.
The following table lists the tasks that can be completed using the Server Files Manager:
To perform this task... Do this...
To see the files within any directory
Click the directory name to view its contents.
To hide the content of a directory
Click the directory name.
To see details about a directory
Right-click the cell next to the directory in either the server name or Temp column. You see the following information:
  • Path. The path of the directory.
  • Dir. The name of the directory.
  • From. The location of the directory, Remote or Temp.
  • Date (Temp column only). Creation date or the date of the last revision to the local copy.
To see details about a file
Right-click the check mark next to the file in either the server name or Temp column. You see the following information:
  • Path. The path of the file.
  • File. The name of the file.
  • From. The location of the directory, Remote or Temp.
  • Date. Date of the last revision to the file.
  • Size. The size of the file.
To download a directory to your local computer
Right-click the check mark in the server name column for this directory and click Make Directory Local . A check mark for the directory appears in the Temp column.
To download a file to your local computer
Right-click the check mark in the server name column for this file and click Make Local . A check mark for the file appears in the Temp column.
To download the last portion of a log file to your local computer
To avoid having to download an entire log file (especially when you know that the error message is close to the end of the file), right-click the check mark in the server name column for the file, click Tail , and select the size of the portion you want to download. A check mark for the file appears in the Temp column. The local file contains only the amount of data that you specified, starting from the end of the file.
To open a directory
Right-click the check mark for the directory in the Temp column and click Open > folder .
To open a file
Right-click the check mark for the file in the Temp column, click Open , then click in Data Workbench , in Notepad , or folder .
Save a local copy of a directory to the Data Workbench server
Right-click the check mark for the directory in the Temp column and click Save Directory to > < profile name > .
Save a local copy of a file to the Data Workbench server
Right-click the check mark for the file in the Temp column and click Save to > < profile name > .
Remove a local copy of a directory or file
Right-click the check mark for the directory or file in the Temp column and click Remove .
Copy and paste a file as an email attachment in Microsoft Outlook
Right-click the check mark for the file in the Temp column and click Copy . In the body of your email, press Ctrl+v to attach the file.