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Westlaw (Australia) Guide - Manage folders

Last Published: January 16, 2020

Manage your folders, delete or restore items, and export folders.

Move or copy a folder 

  1. Select the folder you want to move or copy in the My Folders list on the left.
  2. Select Options and choose Move or Copy from the drop-down menu.
  1. The Move Folder or Copy Folder window will display where you can choose the folder to move or copy the folder.
  2. Click Move or Copy.
    A message will display stating that the folder has been moved or copied.

Rename a folder

  1. Select the folder in the My Folders list on the left.
  2. Click Options and select Rename from the drop-down menu.
  1. The Rename Folder window will display where you can change the folder's name.
  2. Click the Save button.

Delete an item in a folder 

You can delete folders with all contents and/or select individual items to delete. 

  1. Access the folder in the My Folders list on the left.
  2. To delete an item, tick the checkbox next to the item(s) names.
    You can select one at a time or choose to delete all by selecting the check box in the table header.
  3. Click the Delete icon on the top-right.

Note: Deleted items are moved to the Trash folder where you can reinstate or permanently delete.


Delete a folder

  1. Select the folder in the My Folders list.
  2. Click Options and select Delete from the drop-down menu.
  1. The Delete Folder will be displayed; click OK to delete the folder.

Note: Your primary folder (i.e., [your name's] Research) cannot be deleted.


Restore an item from Trash

  1. To restore a folder and/or item back into My Folders, select the Trash icon on the left hand side of the screen.
  2. Tick the checkbox beside the item(s) to restore.
  3. Click the Folder icon.
  4. Select the folder to return the content to. The selected item(s) will be restored to the new folder location.
     

Delete items from Trash folder

  1. To permanently delete a folder and/or item, select the Trash folder.
  2. Tick the checkbox beside the item(s) name. You can choose one or multiple items to move at one time.
  3. Click the Permanently Delete icon.
  4. Choose OK to permanently delete the items from the Trash.

Delete all items from the Trash folder

  1. To permanently delete all items in the Trash folder, select the Trash folder on the left-hand side.
  2. Click the Delete All icon.
  3. Choose OK to permanently delete everything in the Trash.

Export documents from a folder

  1. From the Folders menu, Select Options and choose Export from the menu.
  1. The Export window will display where you can choose the folder you want to export.
  2. Click Next.
  1. Choose your export options - folder contents, documents, or documents and your annotations; choose your format and single merged file or individual files in a zip folder; layout and style preferences; and KeyCite references to append.
  2. Click Export.
  1. In the Ready for Download window, click Download to export your folder.

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