Note: This article only applies to workspaces or organizations that have classic files disabled. To learn more, see Getting Ready to Disable Classic.
View Classic Files and Projects
If you see the message below, classic files have been disabled for your workspace or organization. This means that you can no longer create, edit, view, or import classic files. You can still access the contents of a classic file by exporting a PDF or transitioning the file to a next gen file.
The following file types are considered classic:
- Classic Documents
- Classic Workbooks
- Classic Presentations
- Classic Data Collections
Switch from Projects to Folders
Going forward you’ll use folders to organize and manage your files instead of projects. Here are a few resources to help with that. To learn more, see these help articles:
- Using Folders or Projects
- Managing Folders and Files
- Copying Files and Folders
- Managing Permissions in Home
Export a PDF of a Classic File
To download a PDF of a classic file:
- Select Export as PDF.
- Click Next.
- When the PDF is finished generating, click Download PDF.
You can also right click on a classic file and choose Download PDF.
Transition a Classic File
Note: By default, transitioning classic files is only available for Workspace Owners.
As a best practice, you’ll typically transition an entire project. When you transition a single file, it could impact links to other files. As such, it is suggested that you only transition a single file if you need to access its content.
To transition your classic files, review the following articles:
- Preparing to Transition
- Transition Classic Files and Projects
- Understanding the Transition Report
- After You Transition
To transition a classic file:
- Select the Transition option.
- Select transition settings. For more details, see Transition Classic Files and Projects.
- Click Transition.
If you have additional questions or need access to historical information, such as revisions, markup, track changes, blacklines, or comments, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.