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Files can be attached to Confluence pages for ease of access.  Use the following documentation to easily manage your attached files.


Adding an attachment

There are two ways to add attachments to a page in Confluence

Add attachments to an existing page

  1. On a page, click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the screen and select the Attachments menu item.

  2. Select the files to attach by:
    1. Clicking the Browse... icon and selecting the desired file from the explorer window that appears.
    2. Dragging-and-dropping files into the Drop files here to attach them pane

Your file(s) will now be attached to your Confluence page.

Add attachments while editing a page

  1. While editing a Confluence page, select the Insert files and images icon.
  2. Select the files to attach by:
    1. Clicking the Upload files icon and selecting the desired file from the explorer window that appears.
    2. Dragging-and-dropping files into the Insert files and images pop-up window.
  3. Click the Insert icon.

Your file(s) will now be attached to your Confluence page. A shortcut icon will appear in your page.

Replace an attached file with a new version

  1. On the attachments page, open the preview page by clicking on the hyperlinked name of the file that you want to replace.
  2. On preview page, upload the new version by clicking on the Upload a new version  (up arrow) icon on the upper right.
  3. Select the new file from your computer and click Open.

Using this method will preserve any existing links to the attachment.


Accessing attachments

To view a list of the attachments on a Confluence page

  1. On a page, click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the screen and select the Attachments menu item. The menu item will indicate how many attachments are on the page ( i.e. Attachments (5)).



  2. You can open an attachment by clicking the hyperlinked name of the file.

If you attached your files to the page using the Insert files and images icon, you can click the shortcut in the page itself to access your files. These files will also appear in the attachments list described above.


Using the attachments macro

While there are two different methods for attaching files to a Confluence page, there is a macro that is beneficial regardless of your approach. The Attachments macro generates a list of attached files within your page, supporting easy access for users. See the example below. For more information on using macros, see Use macros.