File Explorer

Where all the files in a workspace live

The file explorer houses all of your files and is the primary means of file navigation you have within Parcel. You can always find the explorer on the left side of the workspace.

You can upload files and images to the workspace and organize them into folders.

File and folder names cannot contain /,\,|, <, >, :, ",?,* and must be less than 100 characters. Filenames can end with .mjml (for MJML emails) but otherwise cannot contain a ..

Drag and Drop files

You can drag and drop files to add them to the file explorer. You can also drag and drop files within the explorer to move them between folders.

Silent up close video of the file explorer, which contains a folder and three emails, presented as a list. The cursor drags an email into the folder, moving it into that directory. A second email is moved into the folder in the same manner. The cursor drags the first email out of the folder and back to the root directory.
Screen recording showing how to move a file within a folder by dragging it

Right click to add

Right click on a folder to add a new file/folder within it.

Up close image of the file explorer, which contains a folder and three emails. The folder has been right clicked upon, revealing a menu with the following options: 'New Email', 'New Folder', 'Copy Path', 'Rename', and 'Delete'
Screenshot showing how to add a new file or folder within a folder

Duplicate

Use the right click menu on any file to duplicate it.

Rename to move

You can use paths in file names to move files.

For example, if you had an email My First Email and a folder MyEmails on the same level, you can rename the email to MyEmails/My First Email to move it into the MyEmails folder.

Silent up close video of the file explorer, which contains a folder and three emails. One email is selected, and a pencil icon to the right of the email appears and is clicked. The email is renamed to include the name of the folder followed by a slash. When this rename is complete, the email is moved to inside that folder.
Screen recording showing how to move a file within a folder by renaming it

The reverse is also true; you can rename the email ../My First Email and it will move out of the MyEmails folder. This works for any level of folder nesting.

Silent up close video of the file explorer, which contains a folder and three emails. One email, inside the folder, is selected, and a pencil icon to the right of the email appears and is clicked. The email is renamed with a '../' in front of the existing name. When this rename is complete, the email is moved to outside of that folder, back to the root directory.
Screen recording showing how to move a file out of a folder by renaming it

Deleting a folder/file

Delete a folder/file by clicking the X icon on the right side, or by right clicking on the file/folder and clicking Delete.

Caution

Deleting a folder will recursively delete every sub folder and file contained within.

Up close image of the file explorer, which contains a folder. The folder is selected and an X icon is visible on the right side.
Screenshot showing the X button to delete
Up close image of the file explorer, which contains two folders and three emails. The first folder has been right clicked upon, revealing a menu with the following options: 'New Email', 'New Folder', 'Copy Path', 'Rename', and 'Delete'. The delete option is highlighted as if it is about to be clicked.
Screenshot showing the delete option in the right click menu