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Listing files in the Path Navigator

The Path Navigator is the panel on the left side displayed in the desktop client – Visual Asset Browser and the web-based client – Web Asset Browser. This navigator shows the hierarchical folder structure that holds the sub-folders and assets.

From Zoom version 6, by default, the Path Navigator does not list any files in the directory structure. It only shows parent and child folders as shown below:

 

This setting enables faster loading and refreshing on repositories that have a large number of assets.

If you still wish to view files along with folders in the Path Navigators of your Zoom Clients, you need to make sure that the property HIDE_FILES_IN_TREE is set to false. After this property is set to false, the Path Navigator shows all files and folders in the repository, as shown below:

 

Follow the sections below for setting this property on each of the Zoom Clients.

On the Visual Asset Browser

As Visual Asset Browser is the desktop client for Zoom, any property for this application is set on the zoom.properties file for the Zoom Client. This file is located in the current user’s folder (make sure hidden files are visible to view .zm folder).

Windows: [Userdir]\.zm\zoom.properties

Mac: [Userdir]/.zm/zoom.properties

Follow these steps to update this property:

  1. From the current user’s .zm folder, open zoom.properties for editing.
  2. Locate the property HIDE_FILES_IN_TREE. If it is not present, then add it.
  3. Set HIDE_FILES_IN_TREE to false.
  4. Save zoom.properties.
  5. Restart Zoom ClientProxy (from the Z menu).
  6. Open Visual Asset Browser to see the changes (if it was already open, then close it and open again).

 

On the Web Asset Browser

As Web Asset Browser is a web-based client for Zoom, so properties for this application are picked from the zoom.properties file on the Preview Server.

Windows: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\.zm\zoom.properties

Linux: $Home/.zm/zoom.properties

Follow these steps to update this property:

  1. From the Preview Server’s .zm folder, open zoom.properties for editing.
  2. Locate the property HIDE_FILES_IN_TREE. If it is not present, then add it.
  3. Set HIDE_FILES_IN_TREE to false.
  4. Save zoom.properties.
  5. Restart Zoom Preview Service on your Preview Server (check here for how to restart Zoom Preview Service).
  6. Reload Web Asset Browser to see the changes.

 

On the Zoom Server so Zoom Clients may pull the property

To make all Zoom Clients pull this property from the Zoom Server, you need to save this property in the client settings folder on your Zoom MAM Server.

Check this post about setting this property on the Zoom MAM Server so that Zoom Clients may auto-sync and pull it.