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Using Finder / Windows Explorer Tools

Zoom includes direct integration with your operating system including Windows and Mac. Users can see the status of files, perform Checkin or Update operations on files, as well as many other options without ever having to launch the Asset Browser or Zoom Repository.

Zoom can show status of a checked out file in the file system specific browser like Mac Finder or Windows Explorer. Users can navigate through their file-system and see the status of each of the different working copy files on the computer.

Mac OS X: Folder Coloring

On Mac OS X, Zoom sets the color label of the file based on the status of the working copy. These colors allow you to see files/folders have been modified, added, etc. If some contents of a folder have been deleted, moved, or renamed, then the folder shows up as having been modified too.

Icon Status Description
File Status: Up to Date (Mac) Up to Date There is a working copy of the file on your computer that is currently up to date and the latest version from the Zoom Server.
File Status: Need to Checkin (Mac) Modified There is a working copy of the file on your computer that is currently modified and is a newer version than the one on the Zoom Server. This file needs to be checked into to the Zoom Server.
File Status: Conflict (Mac) Conflict There is a working copy on your computer that was modified based on an older version of the file and there is a newer revision on the server. Zoom does not know which version is the correct version.
Locked The file is locked in Zoom
Moved The item has been moved in Zoom and should be updated.

When a working copy is modified on the computer, the file changes color. The parent directories that contain that file will also change color to indicate to the user that there are modified files within that directory.

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Windows: Overlay Icons

In Windows, working copies have overlays overlay icons denoting their status with respect to the Repository. These icons help you see which files/folders have been modified, added, etc. If some contents of a folder have been deleted, moved, or renamed, then the folder shows up as having been modified too.

Icon Status Description
File Status: Up to Date (Windows) Up to Date There is a working copy of the file on your computer that is currently up to date and the latest version from the Zoom Server.
File Status: Modified (Windows) Modified There is a working copy of the file on your computer that is currently modified and is a newer version than the one on the Zoom Server. This file needs to be checked into to the Zoom Server.
Conflict There is a working copy on your computer that was modified based on an older version of the file and there is a newer revision on the server. Zoom does not know which version is the correct version.
File Status: Locked (Mac) Locked The file is locked in Zoom
File Status: Moved (Windows) Moved The item has been moved in Zoom and should be updated.
File Status: Renamed (Windows) Renamed Item has been renamed and should be updated.
File Status: Added to Repository (Windows) Added to Repository Item has been newly added to the repository.
File Status: Unversioned (Windows) Unversioned The file is not in Zoom.
Overlay Icons in Windows Explorer
Overlay Icons in Windows Explorer

Files can be imported from any location inside the file-system.

  1. Select an item in Finder.
  2. Right-click and select:
    • Mac OS X 10.6: Evolphin Zoom
    • Mac OS X 10.7+: Services > Evolphin Zoom
  3. When the Evolphin Zoom menu appears, navigate to Import
  4. Under Select import destination, click Select.

    Import from OS
    Import from OS dialog
  5. Set the destination is Zoom you want to import the files into.
  6. Click Import.

Mac OS X

  1. Select a working copy in Finder.
  2. Right-click and select:
    • Mac OS X 10.6: Evolphin Zoom
    • Mac OS X 10.7+: Services > Evolphin Zoom
  3. When the Evolphin Zoom menu appears, Select Rename.

Windows 7 or greater

  1. Select a working copy in Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click and Select Evolphin Zoom > Rename.

Mac OS X

  1. Select a working copy in Finder.
  2. Right-click and Select:
    • Mac OS X 10.6: Evolphin Zoom
    • Mac OS X 10.7+: Services > Evolphin Zoom
  3. When the Evolphin Zoom menu appears, select Delete.

Windows 7 or greater

    1. Select a working copy in Windows Explorer.
  1. Right-click and select Evolphin Zoom > Delete.

For additional information regarding locking, please see 3.8.

Mac OS X

  1. Select a working copy in Finder.
  2. Right-click and select:
    • Mac OS X 10.6: Evolphin Zoom
    • Mac OS X 10.7+: Services > Evolphin Zoom
  3. When the Evolphin Zoom menu appears, navigate to Lock/Unlock > Get Lock

    Apple Finder Tools: Get Lock
    Contextual Menu in Finder (Mac)
  4. The color label of the icon will change to gray, indicating that it is locked.

Windows 7 or greater

  1. Select a working copy in Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click and Select Evolphin Zoom > Get Lock

    Contextual Menu in Windows Explorer (Windows)
    Contextual Menu in Windows Explorer (Windows)

 

Release Lock

Mac OS X

  1. Select a working copy in Finder.
  2. Right-click and Select:
    • Mac OS X 10.6: Evolphin Zoom
    • Mac OS X 10.7+: Services > Evolphin Zoom
  3. When the Evolphin Zoom menu appears, navigate to Lock/Unlock > Release Lock

When the Evolphin Zoom menu appears, navigate to Lock/Unlock > Release Lock

Windows 7 or greater

  1. Select a working copy in Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click and Select Evolphin Zoom > Release Lock

Mac OS X

  1. Select a working copy in Finder.
  2. Right-click and select:
    • Mac OS X 10.6: Evolphin Zoom
    • Mac OS X 10.7+: Services > Evolphin Zoom
  3. When the Evolphin Zoom menu appears, Select Delete.

Windows 7 or greater

  1. Select a working copy in Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click and Select Evolphin Zoom > Delete.