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  • Updated on: Dec 19, 2017

    Move Files

  • Updated on: Dec 19, 2017

    File Revisions and Version Control

    The OSF has built-in version control and records changes to files over time. When you add a new version of a file with the same name to your OSF project, the OSF automatically updates the file and maintains a record of all previous versions stored on OSF Storage.

    The OSF also provides access to previous versions of files stored on third-party storage providers. Some storage providers limit the number of previous versions saved; check with your storage provider to understand their policies and practices related to versioning.

  • Updated on: Dec 19, 2017

    Checkout Files

  • Updated on: Dec 19, 2017

    Rename Files and Folders

  • Updated on: Dec 19, 2017

    Create and Manage Folders

    Folders can be used to organize files in your projects or components. You can create folders in OSF Storage or many third-party storage add-ons to group files together. Folders have the same privacy settings and contributor permissions as the project or component in which they live. Furthermore, the contents of a folder can be downloaded as a .zip file.

  • Updated on: Dec 19, 2017

    Upload files

    Each project and component can have its own set of files, allowing you to organize your files into meaningful groups like datasets or background research.

    Each file is also given a unique, persistent URL, meaning that it can be cited or linked to individually.

  • You can share the contents of private projects with non-contributors by creating View-Only Links. These links can also be anonymized to remove identifying information, useful in blinded peer review.

  • Updated on: Dec 19, 2017

    Create a View-only Link for a Project

    You can share the contents of private projects with non-contributors by creating View-Only Links. These links can also be anonymized to remove identifying information, useful in blinded peer review.

  • Updated on: Dec 19, 2017

    Add a Redirect Link

  • Updated on: Dec 19, 2017

    Comment on a Project

    Users can leave comments on OSF projects or individual files within OSF projects. Commenting can be configured so that only project contributors can comment or any OSF user can comment.

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