Rename or Copy folder

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    Itay Taragano

    Hi Freddy,

    While it's on our road-map to support renaming folders, currently moving to a new folder can be done by renaming the public ID, as the article you've mentioned suggests.

    Another option is to upload to a new folder, which can be done either with a script or with auto-upload which on the first GET request of the images we'll fetch it from the original folder and store it in the new one.

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    Idir

    This is an MVP feature, please get it live asap ūüėÖ

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    Shirly Manor

    Hi,

    It's on our road map to rename a folder in the UI. 

    we will update here when it will be available.

    Cheers,

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    Ben Collier

    Any updates?

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    Roee Ben Ari

    Hi Ben, 

    I apologize but there are no updates to share currently.
    We will share any news will have here. 

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    Pascal Polosek

    Hi folks, any updates on this?

    I was just astonished that renaming folders actually does not work. This was supposed to be a quick change request.

    Could you please give me an update? Thank you very much.

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    Daniel Mendoza

    Hi,

    Our team is working on a solution for this and once I have an update, I will be glad to share it. In the meantime, you can rename each asset individually using our Rename API (More info can be found here).

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    Traumhochzeit

    Hi @Daniel, any news on the current state of this feature?

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    Millie Axelrod

    Hi,

    This feature is still in development. We will be happy to update you once it is released. You can also follow the latest releases on our Roadmap page.

     

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    BrandingOut LLC

    Hello,

    Until cant find an edit button for folder name.

     

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    Millie Axelrod

    Hi,

    Renaming folders via the UI is yet to be available. However, a simple workaround would be to use the UI of the Media Library to create a new folder/subfolder with the desired name and then move the assets from the existing folder into the new one.
    To move assets from one folder to another, you'll need to select all the images in a folder by clicking the top left corner of the image thumbnail and then there should be a tool bar that will show up which allows you to "select all". Once the images are selected, you can choose the "Move to folder" option which is available In that same tool bar.
    After moving all the images you can delete the empty folder by clicking the 3 vertical dots on the folder and selecting the delete option.

    Kind regards,
    Millie

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    Milan Simonovińá

    Cloudinary uses S3 under the hood to store assets, and S3 is not a file system but a key-value store, "folders" is just a tag that multiple objects share, so to implement a folder rename means to edit all objects and change their tags, which can take hours for lots of objects. The same applies for moving folders from one parent to another. 

    I'd be surprised if their engineers come up with an easy solution. 

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    Zachary Gould

    Hey Milan, 

    You're right it is a very time-intensive process. Fortunately, our engineers have come up with an easy solution. Dynamic Folders is a mode that enables Cloudinary users to move assets between asset folders and rename those folders without affecting the asset's public_id value and delivery URL path.
    While DF's are currently still in BETA, you can feel more than free to request access to this new service by opening a support ticket https://support.cloudinary.com/hc/en-us/requests/new. 

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    Milan Simonovińá

    Thanks! I'm a new cloudinary user, just started 2 days ago, and saw dynamic folders mentioned but seems like they are not enabled by default (yet).

    What I meant by "easy solution" is something that can be implemented in a few days. I doubt your team was able to implement dynamic folders in a week. 

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    Thomas Gurung

    Hi Milan,

    Thanks for getting back. 

    Please let me know if you have any other questions or queries.

    Kind Regards,
    Thomas

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