Replacing Existing Files

The School of Medicine Web System has a unique feature that allows you to replace outdated files in place. This is a significant benefit over uploading each version of a file independently of each other. If you upload a new version of a file alongside of itself (rather than replacing it), it will have a URL different from the previous version of the file. This means that all links to the old version of the file will need to be updated with the link to the new version. A tedious task. But with the School of Medicine web system, you can replace files in place without breaking existing links.

  1. To replace a file (Word document, PDF file, PowerPoint presentation, etc.) with an updated version, navigate to the file you wish to replace / update (usually located in the Files folder at the root of your site).
  2. Click the Edit tab on the green menu bar.
  3. Select the radio button next to Replace with new file.
  4. Click Browse. A File Upload window will appear.
  5. In the File Upload window, navigate to the new file on your computer that you wish to upload.  Select it, and click Open.
  6. Scroll to the bottom and click Save
  7. Your file has been updated.

Icon Idea Note:  These changes are immediately visible to most users of your site; however, they may not be immediately visible to you. The Web System uses a caching system to enhance the loading speed of School of Medicine pages. Your computer's system cache temporarily holds on to the information on your site, so that it can be loaded more quickly the next time that it is needed. It may take up to 24 hours for your computer to update its system cache, and to stop showing you the old information. For more information, see our article on 'Browser Cache Issue.'