Is it possible to upload assets into the folders listed in the asset section on the server manually/directly? And then "sync up" the system so the ui sees these?

Used to be able to do this in expression engine via a sync button and i don't see how to do that here, but perhaps im missing the trick?


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Yes, after uploading via FTP, you will need to tell Craft to go and index the new assets: Settings > Tools > Update Asset Indexes


Why don't you just upload them through the filemanager?

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    I just noticed you can drag them all in in batch which is nice. That should work. But I also have a case of a large file that wont seem to upload it just hangs...
    – Tim
    Commented Mar 31, 2016 at 14:47
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    you can set the upload limit in your general config file. If your image keeps hanging it's most likely that you have to adjust your upload limit there.
    – Jan
    Commented Mar 31, 2016 at 14:49

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