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{{redirect|File|the Scratch file format|Scratch File Format}}
[[File:File.png|right|thumb|An image of the file menu.]]
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[[File:File.png|right|thumb|The file menu]]
[[File:File dropped down.png|right|thumb|An image of the file menu dropped down.]]
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[[File:File dropped down.png|right|thumb|The file menu dropped-down in the online editor]]
'''File''' is a drop down menu with very handy features.  
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{{other version|3.0|2.0|title=File Menu}}
==Online Editor Features==
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The '''File Menu''' is a drop-down menu with options about creating, [[Saving Data|saving]], [[Project Downloading|downloading]], and uploading [[project]]s.
===New===
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New is a feature that just creates a new blank [[project]] in the editor. It will not overwrite the previous project, as it is a separate project in [[My Stuff]].
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== Contents ==
===Save now===
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The file menu contains several options.
Save now saves all of the changes made to the project since the previous state. If Internet connection is available, the save will be updated to the server properly; otherwise a message will appear near the top-right saying "not saved: no network connection".
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===Save as a copy===
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=== New ===
Save as a copy generates a totally separate, identical project to the one opened in the editor.
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'''New''' is a feature that creates a new blank [[project]] in the editor. It will not overwrite the previous project, as it is a separate project in [[My Stuff]].
===Go To My Stuff===
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Go To My Stuff takes one to his or her [http://scratch.mit.edu/mystuff/ my stuff page]
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=== Saving ===
===Upload from your computer===
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'''Save now''' saves all of the changes made to the project since the previous state. If Internet connection is available, the save will be updated to the server properly; otherwise a message will appear saying "Project could not save." with options to try again or download it.
Upload from your computer is a handy feature that allows one to upload projects that one has saved on his or her computer to the [[Scratch Website]]. The file extension for a [[Scratch 2.0]] project is <code>.sb2</code>; [[Scratch 1.x]] projects! taking on the extension <code>.sb</code>, can also be uploaded into the online editor.  
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{{Caution|The uploaded project will replace the contents of the current project.}}
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'''Save as a copy''' generates a totally separate, identical project to the one opened in the editor.
===Download to your computer===
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Download to your computer is another handy feature that allows you to download projects from the online editor to your computer.
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=== Files ===
===Revert===
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'''Load from your computer''' is a feature that allows one to upload projects that one has saved on their computer to the [[Scratch Website]]. The file extension for a [[Scratch 3.0]] project is <code>.sb3</code>; [[Scratch 2.0]] projects with the extension <code>.sb2</code> and [[Scratch 1.x]] projects with the extension <code>.sb</code> can also be uploaded into the online editor.
Revert allows one to undo everything that has changed since the project was initially loaded into the RAM.
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{{note|The uploaded project will replace the contents of the current project.}}
==Offline Editor Features==
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===New===
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'''Save to your computer''' allows one to download projects from the online editor to their computer, which can then be uploaded, shared, or edited offline at a later time.
Create a new project.
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===Open===
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[[Category:Drop Down Menus]]
This will allow you to open a project stored on your computer.
 
===Save===
 
This will save your project
 
===Save As===
 
This will allow you to choose where to save your project.
 
===Share to Website===
 
This will allow you to share your project onto the Scratch website.
 
===Check for updates===
 
This will allow you to check for updates if there are any.
 
[[Category:Project Items]]
 

Latest revision as of 19:04, 12 February 2020

"File" redirects here. For the Scratch file format, see Scratch File Format.
The file menu
The file menu dropped-down in the online editor
This article or section documents the current version of Scratch (version 3.0). For this article in Scratch 2.0, see File Menu (2.0).

The File Menu is a drop-down menu with options about creating, saving, downloading, and uploading projects.

Contents

The file menu contains several options.

New

New is a feature that creates a new blank project in the editor. It will not overwrite the previous project, as it is a separate project in My Stuff.

Saving

Save now saves all of the changes made to the project since the previous state. If Internet connection is available, the save will be updated to the server properly; otherwise a message will appear saying "Project could not save." with options to try again or download it.

Save as a copy generates a totally separate, identical project to the one opened in the editor.

Files

Load from your computer is a feature that allows one to upload projects that one has saved on their computer to the Scratch Website. The file extension for a Scratch 3.0 project is .sb3; Scratch 2.0 projects with the extension .sb2 and Scratch 1.x projects with the extension .sb can also be uploaded into the online editor.

Note Note: The uploaded project will replace the contents of the current project.

Save to your computer allows one to download projects from the online editor to their computer, which can then be uploaded, shared, or edited offline at a later time.