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Object Storage Service:Get started with ossbrowser

Last Updated:Mar 26, 2024

ossbrowser is a graphical management tool that is provided by Alibaba Cloud to help you easily manage buckets and objects in Object Storage Service (OSS). For example, you can use ossbrowser to create buckets, delete buckets, upload objects, download objects, preview objects, copy objects, move objects, and share objects.

Video tutorial

Watch the following tutorial video to get started with ossbrowser.


Bucket and object operations

You can use ossbrowser to perform the same bucket-level and object-level operations that you can perform in the OSS console. You can follow the on-screen instructions in ossbrowser to manage buckets and objects.

  • To perform operations on buckets or objects, you must have the required permissions. For more information, see Manage permissions.

  • For more information about a specific operation, see the topic related to the operation in the OSS console.




Bucket operations

Create a bucket

A bucket is a container used to store objects in OSS. Before you upload an object to OSS, you must create a bucket. For more information about bucket naming rules, regions, access control lists (ACLs), and storage classes, see Create buckets.

Delete a bucket

If you no longer use a bucket, delete the bucket to avoid unnecessary charges. For more information, see Delete buckets.

Object operations

Upload an object

By default, ossbrowser uses multipart upload and resumable upload to upload an object. The object to upload cannot exceed 48.8 TB in size. If an upload is interrupted before the upload is complete, the uploaded portion is stored as parts in the bucket. If you no longer need these parts, you can use one of the following methods to delete the parts to avoid additional storage fees.


If the uploaded object has the same name as an existing object in the bucket, the existing object is overwritten.

Upload a directory

Click image.png to upload a directory.

Download an object

Select the object to download and click Download in the Actions column.


You can also select multiple objects and click Download in the upper part of the page to download them at a time.

Download a directory

Select the directory and click image.png.

Preview an object

Click the name of an object.

Copy an object

Select the object to copy, click Copy, and in the destination bucket, click Paste.

Move an object

Choose More > Move.


The object that you can move or copy by using ossbrowser cannot exceed 5 GB in size. To move or copy an object that is larger than 5 GB, we recommend that you use ossutil.

Share an object

You can share the URL of an object with third parties. This way, the third parties can download or preview the object. Find the object to share and click Address in the Actions column to generate a URL.

Configure a symbolic link

  1. Choose More > Set Soft Link.

  2. In the Set Soft Link panel, configure the Soft Link File or Folder parameter and click OK.