Bulk Uploader

The Bulk upload feature helps you upload or update multiple documents at the same time without needing to go to Add new document and select each document individually.

The feature is available from the Menu bar (see Working with the menu bar) and Toolbar (see Working with the toolbar).

The Uploader detects when the document to upload already exists in the repository; if it does, it will ask you if want to add this new content as a new document version.

Since OpenKM 6.4.29 this extension is not implemented as a Java Applet anymore. We had to migrate to Java Web Start due to incompatibilities between Java Applets and the latest browser versions. So, when you want to upload several documents using this extension a JNLP file will be downladed and needs to be executed by Java. You have to agree to executing this app, and after that the Java application will be shown.


  • Choose the node (folder or record) in your repository.
  • Click on  Bulk upload icon. The Uploader Window will be shown.

  • Drag and drop files or folders from your desktop computer to the Uploader window. The files and folders will automatically be uploaded to OpenKM, to your currently selected folder path

If a problem occurs while uploading a document, it will show an  "Error" on the status column.