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Amazon S3 - Features and Benefits of Bucket Explorer

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Bucket Explorer Introduction

Multipart Copy-Move Multipart Copy-Move : :

As Bucket Explorer providing its user features of multipart upload, download, similar it statred to support multipart copy-move operation. You can configure you part size to copy and move S3 objects to one S3 Bucket to another S3 Bucket. Performing copy-move in parts you can copy-move the parts parallel. It also facilitates user to resume multipart copy-move if any operation get failed similar to resume multipart upload.

Website Redirect Website Redirect :

If you are hosting a website and publish some content at a particular URL and later decide to move it elsewhere (at new URL). Amazon S3 intoroduced a way to tell S3 to ensure that requests for the old page is sent to the new one. This feature assure that existing references to the old URL will remain valid. Bucket Explorer extended its S3 website feature to add redirect location.

CORS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing) CORS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing) :

Bucket Explorer providing you interface to manage CORS on your bucket. Its a new feature introduced by Amazon S3 to defines a way for client web applications that are loaded in one domain to interact with resources in a different domain.

Restore Glacier Objects Statistics :

Restore objects from Glacier to S3 take approximately 3-5 hours. Bucket Explorer provide you a way to see restoration status of the all the requested objects together at one window. It provide you more information like requested date, time to expire in days.

Restore Glacier Objects Restore Glacier Objects :

The objects which are archived from S3 to Glacier, they are listed in your S3 bucket but not available at real time. Before using these objects you have to Restore to the Amazon S3. It will be just a temporary copy for the limited period, and after it Amazon S3 will delete the temporary copy. You can perform any operation like Download, Copy, Move on these temporary restored objects.

Archive Amazon S3 Objects to Amazon Glacier using Bucket Explorer Archive Amazon S3 Objects to Amazon Glacier :

If you have a bucket in which you have some file that need to be accessed for the period of time and after that you do not require them. But you might need to have after a longer period of time, so that you need to keep backup of that file and changes the access permission of that accessible objects manually. Here Bucket Explorer provide you a way to archive objects to Amazon Glacier automatically after specific time. For archiving objects you have to define the set of rules on them. Using this feature you can set expiration (delete objects after a defined time) rule on objects also.

CloudFront Distribution Cookies Supports CloudFront Distribution Cookies Supports :

Bucket Explorer is also supporting  Forward Cookies    feature. Now you can forward All, WhiteList or None of Cookies to your Custom Origin Servers from CloudFront. You can select these feature option from Cache Behavior step of Create Distribution Wizard. If you select White List option then you have to prepare White Listed Name.

CloudFront Price Class and Include Cookies with Logging using Bucket Explorer CloudFront Price Class and Include Cookies with Logging :

Bucket Explorer supports CloudFront latest new feature   Price Class and Include Cookies in Logging . Price Class option help you to reduce your content delivery cost by CloudFront. There are three Price Classes - PriceClass_All, PriceClass_200 and PriceClass_100. PriceClass_All is default value and all your user to access your distribution bution data from all available locations, But if you want to control the access from costly locations then you can use rest of Price Classes as per your requirement. Now You can also add Cookies regarding fields in access log by enable the option Include Cookies from Distribution this general settings page.

Storage Calculator Storage Calculator :

Bucket Explorer supports a new feature to evaluate each folder/file size existing in a particular bucket.  Storage Calculator  provides folders/files details in tree view. From that, you can view each folders/files by expanding the node. After successfully listing the bucket, the size information of the bucket is added at the bottom table. This table shows details of all listed buckets. You can also show the last listed bucket information in tree view by double clicking on the corresponding row of the bucket.

server side encryption on Amazon s3 objects using Bucket Explorer Server Side Encryption :

Bucket Explorer now supports  Server Side Encryption  (SSE) feature provided by Amazon s3. Using SSE you can protect sensitive data stored in Amazon S3 by encrypting data and upload the encrypted data to Amazon S3 using Bucket Explorer.

Object Expiration Object Expiration :

Amazon S3 Object Expiration is an awesome feature for users who want their data on S3 for a period of time and after that,it should be deleted automatically by Amazon S3. Bucket Explorer supports Object Expiration feature as Object Lifecycle. Such are files which are only needed for a limited period of time and after that, you might not need to keep those files. Before, you were responsible for deleting those files manually when they are no longer needed. But now, you do not have to worry about it. By Object Expiration, It will be done very easily.

Bookmark Remote Path Bookmark :

This feature facilitates user to Bookmark Object Listing. Using bookmark, you can get listings of your favorites in easy and quick steps. It saves the complete path of internal sub folder, which has very frequent uses.

Customize Bucket and Object toolbar Customize Toolbar :

Bucket Explorer introduces a new feature to customize options of Bucket as well as Objects. User now can customize these options according to his usage. Bucket Explorer has the ability to hide or show Bucket and Object toolbar options.

Quick Delete with Amazon S3 Multi-Object Delete Quick Delete with Amazon S3 Multi-Object Delete :

Bucket Explorer supports Amazon S3 Multi-Object Delete in the form of Quick Delete. Quick Delete now is 100 times faster than earlier quick delete. It will delete a batch of 1000 objects in a single request. Thus, you can experience a faster delete using Bucket Explorer's Quick Delete  option.

Resume Upload Resume Upload :

This version of Bucket Explorer introduces feature of  Resume Upload . It helps user to resume his last interrupted upload. Using this functionality user does not need to start his upload process from beginning as fresh upload. The upload process resumes where it was last interrupted. On restarting Bucket Explorer, it prompts you to start resume upload.

Multipart Upload greater than 5 GB file Multipart Upload more than 5 GB file :

One more exciting feature in Bucket Explorer is  Uploading objects which are more than 5 GB in size.  Uploading more than 5 GB is different from normal 5 GB upload as Bucket Explorer does not get normal ETag for greater than 5 GB file similar to simple S3 file case. But Bucket Explorer increases the reliability by adding validation for part before uploading on local file because it may be changed till last merging operation gets performed.

Create System Bucket on Requirement Create System Bucket on Requirement :

The latest version of Bucket Explorer which provides one of the most awaited functionality that is now System Buckets for EU and US region end points are created only based on their requirements.  It saves your cost to retain two buckets in your account if you are not doing operations which requires system bucket.  These buckets are created only when you use Move to Trash, Overwrite objects, Upload file less than 5 GB in multiparts and Copy to another S3 account.

Multipart Download Multipart Download :

This time, Bucket Explorer is providing a feature of  multipart download  along with multipart upload. The size of creating part is also configurable. It downloads the object in parts according to the size of the object which exists in bucket and configurable part size.

Trash Folder Size  Trash Folder Size :

Now you can directly check the size of your trashed data that exist in your system bucket. Trash details display the size of Trash folder, number of files and folders exist in System Bucket for US as well as for EU region end points. This information can be helpful for user to reduce the amount of data residing inside trash folder of system bucket.

Drill Down Object Listing Drill Down Object Listing :

The listing of objects in Bucket Explorer is fast. Earlier version of Bucket Explorer used to fetch listing each time from Amazon S3, but now we are saving the state of last visited objects. It benefits you when you have listed thousands of objects and entered inside a folder which is at the middle in list, and now wants the list of root level back, and then listing of root folder will show you the same list of objects which were listed the last time you entered in folder.

Auto Content-Disposition Metadata Auto Content-Disposition Metadata :

Now Bucket Explorer provides customization to set Content-Disposition metadata. You can add desired extension in tag named <attachcontentdispositionforextension> in BucketExplorer.xml file. The saved extension inside this tag will get this extension automatically set when you upload them.

Advanced Generate Web Url Advanced Web Url Panel:

Bucket Explorer now provides advanced Web URL Panel, through which you can generate different combinations of URLs like Amazon S3, Cloudfront, S3 Website, CloudFront CName with its Default, Virtual Host, Torrent and Signed URL for Http and Https protocol. Bucket Explorer provides thumbnail option to show image files. It also provides copy to clipboard feature in better format so you can share your generated URL with your friends easily.

S3 Website S3 Website :

This allows you to set S3 Bucket as Website using S3 Website option. S3 Website allows you to define index as well as error 4XX page. To treat your S3 Bucket as Website is very easy using Bucket Explorer.

bucket explorer team edition 2.0 Bucket Explorer Team Edition 2.0 :

Bucket Explorer Team Edition 2.0 offers a more convenient way for Bucket Explorer users who want to share their information and media like images, videos contained in buckets within teams using their  Amazon S3 accounts  . Administrator can give and withdraw different  permissions  to different team members. Team members can make use of all permitted features  of Bucket Explorer.

The new set of features overcomes all the limitations of Bucket Explorer Team Edition. It takes less than 5 minutes to configure the Bucket Explorer Team Edition 2.0. with enhanced controls and convenience; it changes the sharing pleasure altogether. Features like one step authentication, single license, permission management with UI reflection, and unique identity of each user makes this edition a great improvement over the last one.

multipart upload Multipart Upload :

This allows you to upload a single object as a set of parts. In upload process, each part is a portion of the object's data, and each part can be uploaded independently. Multipart Upload has many benefits compared to simple upload especially when object size is very large. The new version of Bucket Explorer shows you more information on queue panel about multipart process.

distribution for custom origin Distribution for Custom Origin :

Bucket Explorer now supports creating Amazon CloudFront Distribution for Non Amazon S3 Origin. You can customize the origin information to associate with the distribution. So you can create distribution for S3 Origin as well as CustomOrigin (Non Amazon S3 Origin).

cloudFront invalidation CloudFront Invalidation :

Bucket Explorer supports Amazon CloudFront Invalidation feature which allows user to remove content from the caches of all edge locations prior to the expiration date set on content. Bucket Explorer provides an easy interface to create and view all CloudFront Invalidations for the CloudFront Distribution.

default root object for cloudfront Default Root Object for Amazon CloudFront :

Bucket Explorer supports a feature which is to assign a default object while creating or updating a distribution. A default object is a file that CloudFront returns in response when a user makes a requests to your distribution without having specific object(file) name in the URL.

add notification on S3 bucket Notification for RRS Object Loss:

Bucket Explorer supports Amazon S3 Notification feature which enables user to configure S3 bucket to send a notification through SNS when an RRS object in that bucket is lost. Notifications are enabled on bucket. Bucket Explorer also provides an easy interface to create, subscribe, publish and view all notification topics.

set and remove bucket policy Bucket Policy :

Bucket policies give customers the ability to create conditional rules for managing access to their buckets and objects. With the existing Amazon S3 ACLs, you can grant access to another account or to specific groups of Amazon S3. But with bucket policies, you can author policies which either grant or deny access to any number of accounts and across a range or set of keys. It can restrict access based on AWS account as well as request-based attributes. It can also define security rules that apply to objects within a bucket.

drag and drop for upload,download and copy Drag and Drop :

Bucket Explorer allows you to use Drag and Drop to upload, download and copy the S3 objects that makes your work fast and easy. You can pick your native file(s) then start dragging those file(s) and drop onto the object table of Bucket Explorer. The dropped file will be uploaded to Amazon S3 in your selected bucket. You can also upload file(s) from local file explorer situated on the left side of Bucket Explorer main window by simply start dragging selected file(s) and dropping to object table. You can download in similar way. If you have two instances of Bucket Explorer opened, then you can copy your S3 objects by dragging selected S3 objects from source ( object table of one instance) and dropping onto the destination (object table of another instance).

Click to watch video for enable Amazon S3 versioning How to Enable S3 Versioning :

Bucket explorer allows its users to use Amazon S3 versioning support. When you upload or delete an existing object on S3 Bucket, the object will be overwritten or deleted. Since the object has been overwritten or deleted, these objects are stored with all their versions on S3. By enabling Versioning on your Amazon S3 bucket, you are able to list every version of overwritten and deleted objects in your bucket. You can use Versioning for retention and archiving of data. Amazon S3 stores every version of your archived data with Versioning.

update reduced redundancy storage type Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS) :

Bucket Explorer supporting RRS for objects that exist on Amazon S3. You can update storage type by "Upload as Reduced Redundancy Storage", "Update Metadata", "Bucket Default", "Property" and "Bulk Update Metadata" options. RRS objects can also be identified by its brown color in version listing.

What is RRS : This new storage option enables customers to reduce their costs by storing non-critical, reproducible data at lower levels of redundancy than the standard storage of Amazon S3. It provides a cost-effective solution for distributing or sharing content that is durably stored elsewhere, or for storing thumbnails, or other processed data that can be easily reproduced.

cloudfront distribution with HTTPS Amazon CloudFront Distribution with HTTPS :

Now Bucket Explorer provides a new feature which is to create distribution (public / private) with Https support that delivers the content over an HTTPS connection.

create bucket for two new locations Create Bucket for two new locations :

Bucket Explorer supports new region endpoints -  South America (Sao Paulo)  and  US West (Oregon) . Bucket Explorer now supports all features on these 7 region endpoints (other region endpoints are US, Europe, US West (Northern California), Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region, and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region).

streaming distribution logging Streaming Distribution Logging :

Bucket Explorer also supports CloudFront logging for Streaming (public/private) Distribution. This is the process in which the operations that are being performed on distributed content will be logged by Amazon, and logs will be saved in the distributed bucket on which you have set logging. It supports listing both type of distribution in "List Distribution" panel with mark for streaming distribution as "STREAMING"

Click to watch video for cloudfront distribution Amazon CloudFront Public/Private/Streaming Distribution :

A distribution is a link between an  Amazon S3 bucket  (the origin server) and a domain name (assign by  Amazon CloudFront  ). You use this new domain name in place of the standard Amazon S3 references. Public Distribution has "All User" read permission. But if you want to restrict who can access your objects, then you can do it through creating  Private Distribution .

You can serve the client to end users through a basic distribution which serves HTTP content. You can serve your streaming media content to the client through a special kind of distribution known as   STREAMING DISTRIBUTION . Streaming distributions are designed specifically to serve streaming media files over RTMP. Bucket Explorer allows you to specify the type of distribution as Public/Private/Streaming.

Click to watch video for search on objects Search On Objects:

Bucket Explorer allows its users to perform a search on objects in bucket. Search provides the facility to find objects on the basis of keyword. This is an advance search option provided on object Table. So by providing only few keywords (prefix or delimiter or both) we can search for a particular object in long object listing. These keywords make your search more specific and accurate. You can view search objects list in Full path view as well as in folder view by clicking on show full path button on object tool bar. You can view your searched information below object tool bar in blue colored text. Search session continues till you refresh the object list or click on  "Switch To Normal List”.

Quick Search On Objects Listed In Table :Bucket Explorer added one more option to enhance GUI by Quick search. Quick search allows you to search the object in the object table and then highlight the matched result to help you identify the objects.


Click to watch video for comparer Bucket Explorer Comparer Panel:

As your need of fast and accurate document comparisons makes you choose any other comparison software to compare your file(s), we have it now provided in Bucket Explorer as an exclusive feature. You can use  "Bucket Explorer Comparer"  to compare files of all types including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, RTF, Text, HTML, XML, and more. The Comparer panel comes with an attractive User Interface to compare file(s) within your local system, files within your Amazon S3 bucket from the same or different account. You can also compare whole bucket from the same or different account. The Comparer Panel lets you perform some basic operations like Upload, Download, Copy, or Move.

Click to watch video for transfer panel Transfer Panel:

Bucket Explorer lets its users perform Copy/Move operation with easy and attractive User Interface called  "Transfer panel”. You can Copy/Move a bucket and its objects within the same account or different account without opening new instance of Bucket Explorer. Transfer panel has left and right panel to list objects or bucket of your S3 Account. It provides ease in selecting the objects to copy/move from either side. The middle panel has the control button to perform copy and move operation on both sides. Transfer panel also contains Bucket toolbar and object toolbar, thus, you can also perform other operations on Bucket and Its objects.

Click to watch video for Bucket Commander Bucket Commander:

Bucket commander is a command line tool for Amazon S3. In the case of Bucket Explorer, you do all the operations manually. On the other hand, Bucket Commander helps you in the Scheduling and Automation of upload/download/and copy  features.  Bucket Commander now appears as a separate product.  So in order to schedule and automate upload/download/copy/setaclstodefault operation on command line, you need to purchase Bucket Commander as a separate product. You will get separate license to run the application.

Click to watch video for requester pays Requester Pays:

Bucket Explorer provides a new feature  "Requester Pays”. When you share a bucket of your account with any S3 user and you have set 'Requester Pays' on the shared bucket, then user has to pay for every operation he/she did on the shared bucket and its objects.


Click to watch video to set target grants Set Target Grants:

Bucket Logging is the process in which the operations that are performed on a bucket are logged by Amazon. You can choose your target bucket where logs will be delivered. Now Bucket Explorer allows you to share log files with your friend through Email address. You can share your log files with more than one authenticated user by adding their Email addresses. Here you can give distinct permissions like Read, Write, and Full Control on shared log files.

Click to watch video for setting MFA Delete on Version objects MFA Delete on Version objects:

Bucket Explorer now has "Set Versioning with MFA Delete" option to prevent malicious access. MFA (Multi-Factor-Authentication) Delete has been provided by Amazon S3 to allow user to have additional security to prevent malicious access (unauthorized deletion of an S3object) on objects. When deleting version(s) of S3 objects, Amazon S3 will ask for an authentication code if you have enabled “Versioning with MFA Delete”.. This is a valid six-digit code generated from authentication device.

command line version of bucket explorer for amazon s3-bucket commander Command Line Version of Bucket Explorer- Bucket Commander :

Bucket Commander is a command line tool for Amazon S3 . You can configure Bucket Commander for upload, download and copy operations. It also supports command line scheduling of upload, download and bucket copy operations i.e. you can use it to take backup of one bucket's files in another bucket on schedule.

You can also get summary report via Email for the confirmation of completion of command line operations.

Click to watch video for bulk update metadata Batch Update Amazon S3 Metadata :

Bucket Explorer's new version has been introduced with a new feature which is to update metadata on objects in bulk . You use this feature to update (Add, Edit and Delete) metadata of all objects in bucket or all selected objects. This process is performed in queue which helps you to see the statistics.

Click to watch video for batch update acl Batch Update Amazon S3 ACL :

Bucket Explorer provides a new feature. That is to update ACL (Access control listing) in bulk . You can use this feature to update ACL of all objects in selected bucket or update ACL for all selected objects. This process is performed in queue which helps you to see the statistics.


Click to watch video for Amazon CloudFront User Interface for Amazon CloudFront :

Bucket Explorer provides user interface for Amazon's new CDN service known as CloudFront. Amazon Cloud Front is a web service for content delivery. It helps in distributing content to end users quickly and easily, with low latency and high data transfer speeds. Amazon Cloud Front delivers your content through a worldwide network of edge locations. End users are routed to the nearest edge location, so content is delivered with the best possible performance. Amazon Cloud Front works seamlessly with the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), which durably stores the original, definitive versions of your files.

Click to watch video for compare amazon s3 files with local files Quick comparer in Queue operation :

Bucket Explorer provides a new feature which is '   Quick comparer  '. This feature compares only the Name and Size  of local file with existing S3 file instead of  Name and Hash  value of file. So it will take very less time for comparison during Upload, Download, Copy and other operations. This feature also lets you choose Overwrite, Skip, Skip All and Overwrite All, for the existing objects/ files.


System bucket to retrive versions of deleted or overwritten amazon s3 objects. Version and Trash :

Bucket Explorer's new version provides new feature of  versioning   and  trash bin  to avoid loss of data due to accidental delete. There are two  system Buckets  in Bucket Explorer named as  us.bucketexplorer.md5  (Access Key) and  eu.bucketexplorer.md5  (Access Key). These system buckets contain  version  and  trash  folder. Whenever you upload or copy existing files on S3, the older version of those files are moved automatically in  version  folder, from where you can also copy, move and delete objects. .When you delete any file from S3 with  Move to Trash,  the objects are automatically moved to trash folder. Trash works as Recycle Bin.  This is applicable only if the bucket does not have "Versioning" enabled .

bucket explorer team edition- for synchronization of team work. Bucket Explorer Team Edition :

Bucket Explorer Team Edition  is a powerful tool for Bucket Explorer users who want to share buckets/ data with team members using single or more S3 accounts. Team Edition can instantly provide a "shared bucket" for a team using same AWS account without sharing the Access Keys with all team members. Administrator can give/ change/ withdraw  different permissions  to different team members. The team members can use all the permitted features of Bucket Explorer.


Click to watch video for queuing and enhanced visualization of amazon S3 operations Visualization of Parallel Processes in Queue :

Bucket Explorer allows you to view all download, upload, and delete operations in a parallel queue and where you can stop, pause or run any selected process.  Parallel operations in queue  save time. You can make any process pause at any time and can resume the previously stopped processes.  Process pending queue  starts the process from last state.


Click to watch video for compare amazon s3 files with local files "Comparer" and "Compare To":

These options allows you to compare the local file(s)/folder(s) with Amazon S3 Bucket . You can also download and upload desired file(s) and object(s) in comparer window.


copy or move files in another s3 account Copy/Move in Same or Different S3 Account :

You can Copy/Move object(s) from Source Bucket to Target Bucket in same or different S3 account. If objects which are to be copied/moved already exist, then it will prompt you to overwrite or skip. Here, if you select overwrite and if contents are not same, then it will be overwritten with new objects and older version of objects will be copied to version folder of System Bucket having object name appended with current date and time. You can Copy/Move whole Source Bucket to Destination Bucket in same account by  Copy Bucket Move Bucket  option or right click menu on Bucket. This will work for  older version  of Bucket Explorer (before version 2009.04) and for newer version you can use  Transfer Panel .


amazon s3 delete and quick delete Delete :

Bucket Explorer provides delete option to delete objects. Using this feature, you can keep a backup of deleted files and folders in trash folder. That is if Amazon S3 versioning is not enabled.


Click to watch video for generate amazon simpledb audit report for s3 operations Audit Report from Amazon SimpleDB :

Bucket Explorer has the facility to store and access all the reports regarding changes that have taken place in your Bucket(s) from Amazon SimpleDB.  We are not supporting this feature after 2011.07.03.03 version .


Click to watch video for throttling of maximum parallel data for regulating the rate upload on Amazon S3 Throttling of Max Parallel Data in Queue :

With this feature you can upload maximum size of 100 MB files or run 5 threads at a time whose total size could be at 100 MB max. If the size of files being uploaded is more than 100 MB, then only one thread will run. You can customize this limit by changing the tag value of RunningQueueDataFactor  to  1000  in BuckteExplorer.xml file (default tag value is 100 MB).  


amazon s3 upload files with custom headers Upload Files with Custom Headers :

Bucket Explorer provides Upload with custom header option where you need to specify keys and value that will be displayed in Object properties.


Click to watch video to set default automatic retry for failed amazon s3 operations in queue Automatic Retry for Failed Queue :

Bucket Explorer automatically Retry the failed processes in queue. By default, Bucket Explorer retries 3 times and you can customize this retry limit using preferences panel option of Tools menu. This retry also works with Bucket Commander.


Click to watch video copy to temp before upload Fast Upload :

Bucket Explorer copies the files being uploaded to Bucket Explorer's temp folder before uploading them to S3, but it slows down the uploading process when files are too big because copying files from source to temp folder takes time, Bucket Explorer supports a feature to skip it for fast uploading. By default, Bucket Explorer skips this process. But if you want to save uploaded files to Bucket Explorer temp, then you can change tag value of CopyToTempBeforeUpload as true in BuckteExplorer.xml file.


Click to watch video for amazon s3 buckets and files listing with fast speed Fast Listing :

The two step process of listing in Bucket Explorer i.e. listing the files and get their ACLs from Amazon-S3, supports rapid listing of objects in Bucket. It also allows a user to stop the fetching of ACLs.This is useful for those users who have large amount of files in their Buckets and want to fasten the listing process.


run multiple instances of bucket explorer Run Multiple Instances :

New Window  option allows you to work with  multiple Bucket Explorer sessions  which may be of different AWS account or of same account.

amazon s3 bucket logging for audit Bucket Logging for Audit :

Bucket logging  helps you to keep track of all the activities and events performed on your Bucket and provide an audit trial to track these operations. You need logging since all the activities on Bucket affect billing.

enhanced proxy support for NTLM authentication Proxy Support :

Bucket Explorer allows you to connect with Amazon S3 with proxy server like Basic authentication, NTLM authentication etc.


save aws access identifies with or without password in bucket explorer Password Protected AWS Credential :

Bucket Explorer lets you protect your  AWS credential  just by supplying password when AWS credential is being stored locally for fast and secured login. This feature also allows you to  save your AWS credentials without password  on local. When you use this option, your credentials are decrypted with machine name, thus you don’t need to give your password every time you login, decryption will be done automatically.


rename objects Rename Objects :

Rename Objects  feature lets you change the name of existing S3 Object. In renaming process, first the object is copied with the new name and then the older version of object is deleted.


generate the public urls for multiple amazon s3 objects Generate the Public URLs for Multiple Objects :

Bucket Explorer lets you generate URLs of selected S3 objects. You can select 'HTTP', 'HTTPS', 'Torrent' or 'Signed URL'.


Click to watch video for tips and tricks Tips & Tricks:

Bucket Explorer provides  tips and tricks  for both beginners and old users in getting information of Bucket Explorer's advanced features which are not easy to understand.


Prompt user to change her aws secret key Prompt to Change AWS Secret Key :

Bucket Explorer will remind you after every 30 days to  change your AWS Secret Key  . This reminder helps you in tracing the detailed information of your S3 account and also helps in changing it. This is useful for security purpose. 


Make Public & Make Private in ACL :

Make Public option in ACL preferences allows you to give read permission to All Users and Make Private option in ACL preferences allows you to set full permission for owner only


Invite Amazon S3 User for Sharing :

Bucket Explorer allows you to  share Object(s) and Bucket(s) with Amazon S3 registered user by EmailID  or Owner ID.


Click to watch video to hide unhide bucket option Hide/Unhide Bucket Option :

It allows you to hide selected Bucket(s) and fasten searching for the required bucket(s). You can also unhide the entire hidden buckets whenever needed. It's also useful for security reasons as it resists any alteration by other user.

Upload Files in HTML Format for Web Hosting Upload Files in HTML Format for Web Hosting :

This option of Bucket Explorer provides you options of  uploading file(s) in HTML format  so that you can browse your file directly on a Browser through its web URL.

Bucket and Object Properties Bucket and Object Properties:

In Bucket Explorer you can see the information about Bucket and Object properties like Bucket Name, Date of creation, Bucket Location(i.e. either US or Europe), Owner Name, Owner ID, Total virtual Folder, Bucket Size, Total Object etc.


nick name option to save aws credentials Nick Name Option :

Name  option after  Access Key and Secret Key  is used for storing user's name.  Quick connect   menu shows  Name and if you click on name, automatically, Access Key and Secret Key will be stored and authentication will be done.


Click to watch video for share and access your Amazon S3 Bucket with Friends Easy Sharing and Accessing of Bucket :

You can share your Bucket with others as well as can access other's Bucket by single click option.


Advance Preferences Advance Preferences:

Bucket Explorer now has  "Advance Preferences” option  .These Preferences options helps you to customize your configuration. You can set "Queue Option", "Set Trottle Limit", "Quick Comparer Option", "Automatic Retries in Queue" and you can also configure the "Number of Days to keep queue history".

Filter Upload & Download : Bucket Explorer with version 2012.03 is providing a feature to ignore specific files while performing upload or download operations. This feature helps you to skip upload/download process for the files which have particular file extension.

Multipart Upload & Download : Make it configurable using UI,without closing Bucket Explorer.

setting accessibility of amazon s3 buckets and objects Setting Default Accessibility of Bucket's Objects :

Bucket Explorer allows you to set a default ACL for a Bucket that will be set for all objects of Bucket while uploading.


Intimation for New Amazon S3 User :

Bucket Explorer prompts at startup to  Create Bucket  if there is no Bucket(s) in your Amazon S3 account  


customize amazon s3 mime type Customize Mime Type(s) :

You can Add, Edit, Remove MIME types through this option.

import export features Import Export Web Service :

Bucket Explorer also supports a new feature which is Import Export as web service. Bucket Explorer now provides a list of import export jobs. It also provides feature to save "SIGNATURE" file, showing status of particular Job, Print Packing Slip and shows address where Packing needs to be slipped. Bucket Explorer supports creating, updating, cancelling and listing the jobs. Bucket Explorer also supports optional fields used for import export service. Bucket Explorer provides a feature to add User Define Key-Value (In the case of some new field supported by Import Export Web Service).

AWS Import/Export:  This new service enables a faster and easier management of data transfers and migrations. According to Amazon, AWS Import/Export is cost effective and ideal for large data sets.

Show balloon tooltip to create amazon s3 bucket Show Balloon Tool Tip with Create Bucket Icon :

If you have less than 5 buckets in your account, it will show a "balloon" pointed towards the Create Bucket icon.


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