U4-4051 - Remember latest folder in media archive / select media

Created by Kristian Ravnevand 14 Jan 2014, 12:30:12 Updated by Mads Rasmussen 22 Dec 2015, 13:26:48

Is duplicated by: U4-5278

Is duplicated by: U4-5900

It would be nice if the media picker remembered the latest folder you used so you don't have to go from the root all the time.


Peter Gregory 07 Aug 2015, 06:56:37

This would be so handy. We have a fairly comprehensive media folder structure and our pages have more than one media picker on them all picking from the same folder. Its annoying to always have to browse to that folder on every pick.

Søren Reinke 07 Aug 2015, 07:01:46

I totally agree, it's a must have feature for a quality cms

Sebastiaan Janssen 07 Aug 2015, 07:11:24

Instead of browsing, the search feature in the copy dialog can be faster. Happy to look at a pull request if someone has some time to look into it.

Peter Gregory 07 Aug 2015, 11:51:48

Searching is not practical. Asset naming on upload depends on the user giving files a decent name. The media library is a visual thing not a textual thing. Folders provide structure and hierarchy. In our case (and I doubt it's unique) we have thousands of image assets. If the user searched for assets rather than browsed we would end up with assets being chosen from disparate unrelated parts of the tree making it a nightmare to manage. If the dialog can remember what folder was open, my editors life, our asset managers life and my life will be far more peaceful and our wellbeing will remain in a state of harmony knowing that the editors are not having to browse the same pathway 5 times per page they edit, and they create on average 5-10 new pages a day.

Andy Butland 17 Aug 2015, 22:15:43

Have had a look at this one here as recognise the issue. Hopefully harmony can be restored :-) https://github.com/umbraco/Umbraco-CMS/pull/763

Tom Fulton 18 Aug 2015, 02:43:56

Nice work Andy! This feature is great - we hacked something similar into a site a while back and it works well.

I think this could also be useful to add to the Content Picker & MNTP, especially handy when dealing with multilingual sites.

Alexander Bryukhov 22 Aug 2015, 05:34:24

Thanks, Andy! This feature is very useful and will be one of the most awaited in the media-related area along with [http://issues.umbraco.org/issue/U4-5386 U4-5386] and [https://github.com/umbraco/Umbraco-CMS/pull/497 this PR-497], which unfortunately disappeared from the 7.3 issues list some time ago. I think, Tom will totally agree too ;-)

Andy Butland 22 Aug 2015, 16:59:20

@tomnf - had a quick look at extending this to content but that looks quite a bit more involved (content pickers being related to the application tree pickers). Not something I'll be able to get into currently so will have to leave my PR as media only.

Mikkel Johansen 27 Aug 2015, 15:33:27

Maybe a solution could be to remember the last 5 (example) used folders. And show them in the top of the list of folders.

Søren Reinke 23 Sep 2015, 08:04:13

@Mikkel.Johansen that is a very good idea. +1 from me :-)

Priority: Normal

Type: Cosmetics

State: Fixed


Difficulty: Easy

Category: Editor

Backwards Compatible: True

Fix Submitted: Pull request

Affected versions: 7.0.1

Due in version: 7.4.0


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