COSBrowser Getting Started

Last updated: 2020-03-25 15:55:16

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It is recommended that you first learn about COS when using Cloud Object Storage COS, for the first time. BucketObjectSpecifications and Limits and FAQs .

COSBrowser is a visual interface tool launched by Tencent Cloud Cloud Object Storage COS. It provides Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS versions, so that you can easily view, transfer and manage COS resources using easier interaction.
This article takes COSBrowser on the Windows platform as an example to show you how to create Bucket, upload objects, download objects and share objects.

prerequisite

  1. Tencent Cloud account needs Enable COS service. If you do not have Enable COS service, please go to COS console Follow the hint Enable.
  2. The COSBrowser tool uses the API key to log in. You need to go to API Key The administration page creates an API key.

Step 1: download and install COSBrowser

Windows version of COSBrowser system requirements: Windows 7 32 + 64-bit, Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit or above. For other system versions of COSBrowser, please go to Introduction to COSBrowser Download.


Step 2: log in to COSBrowser

Use API Key , log in to COSBrowser.

Step 3: create Bucket

  1. Click [add Bucket] in the upper left corner.
  2. In the pop-up window, enter Bucket information.
  • Name: Bucket's name, here we enter examplebucket.
  • Region: Bucket storage area, choose the nearest area with you, for example, I am in "Shenzhen", the region can choose "Guangzhou".
  • Access Permission: Bucket Access Permission, here we choose "private reading and writing".
  1. Click "OK" to create Bucket.

Step 4: upload the object

  1. Click the name of Bucket created in step 4 to enter the Bucket management page.
  2. Select upload-> Select File, and select the file to be uploaded to Bucket, such as exampleobjext.txt.
  3. Click "upload" to upload exampleobjext.txt to Bucket.

Step 5: download the object

Mode one

  1. Click in the upper-right corner of the COSBrowser tool To the list view (if you are already in the list view, you do not need to do this step).
  2. Under the action bar on the right side of the file, click To download the file

Mode two

  1. Right-click the file, and in the drop-down menu, click Advanced download.

  2. The COSBrowser tool will pop up an advanced download window and choose "rename", "overwrite" or "skip" according to your actual needs.

  3. Click [download now], and the COSBrowser tool will download the file according to your choice.

Step 6: share the object

Each file that exists in COS can be used for Access through a specific link. If the file is read privately by Permission, a temporary Access link with prescription can be generated by requesting a temporary signature. Here are two ways to generate object links:

Mode one

  1. Click in the upper-right corner of the COSBrowser tool To the list view (if you are already in the list view, you do not need to do this step).
  2. Under the action bar on the right side of the file, click .
  3. If the top of the COSBrowser tool says "temporary link is copied successfully, the link is valid for 2 hours", the link is generated and copied successfully.
  4. You can use this link to Access file. The file link generated in this way is valid for two hours. If you need to customize the validity period, you can use method 2 to achieve it.

Mode two

  1. Click in the upper-right corner of the COSBrowser tool To the list view (if you are already in the list view, you do not need to do this step).
  2. Under the action bar on the right side of the file, click [ ..。 ], in the drop-down menu, click "share".
  3. In the pop-up custom copy link window, configure the file link. If the file here is a private read and write Permission, you need to select "copy temporary link with signature." the link is valid for a specified period of time.
  4. Click [copy] to copy the temporary file link. You can use this link to Access file.

More Featur

In addition to the above functions, COSBrowser also has other richer functions, such as modifying Bucket, Access and Permission, file preview, etc. For more information, please see COSBrowser desktop side Document.

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For more information about the COSBrowser of mobile (iOS, Android), see the following documentation.