How to upload directory to AWS S3 Bucket

Paul Hill

September 18, 2020 • 1 min read

    If you use the upload button in S3, you will only be able to upload files and not directories:

    Image 28
    Uploading files to S3 with the Upload button

    However, you can simply drag and drop the folder in your web browser and it will upload all of the desired contents:

    Image 36
    Drag and drop folder into AWS S3 Bucket

    Make sure you drag it over the list of files and directories. When you do this you will get the normal window for uploading S3:

    Image 30
    Initial upload to s3 window

    On the next screen you need to decide whether or not you want to grant public access to the files:

    Image 32
    Set S3 Directory availability

    Now you need to decide if the default properties will work for you or not. Most of the time I don’t need to change these settings, but your scenario could be different:

    Image 33
    AWS S3 Upload Properties

    Click next and you will reach the review screen. Click Upload:

    Image 34
    AWS S3 Upload Review Page

    Now you can see the upload is in progress at the bottom of the screen and the directory has been added to my S3 bucket:

    Image 35
    S3 Upload in Progress

    And that’s it!

    CloudCoding and AutomationDevOps

    Want to improve your IT skillset? Start with a free account and get access to our IT labs!


    Sign up free and start learning today!

    Practice on REAL servers, learn from our video lessons, interact with the Server Academy community!