Confirming Successful Ingest


In this step you will learn to how to confirm that your ingest was successful.

Silver Folders and No Preview Images

When you review your objects, you may see a silver folder thumbnail and no item from preview for your objects. This happens due to the volume of other users adding content to the repository. Your objects have been placed in a queue for the system to process. Depending on the amount of content, your objects will be processed anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours. Check back periodically.

If it has been more than 24 hours, and you do not see a thumbnail or preview of your item, please contact

If you do not see any of the objects you ingested in the collection you attempted to add them to, please contact the CTDA at The items with silver folders and no preview should appear immediately after ingest. There is no lag time between spreadsheet ingest and having items with a silver folders appear in collections.

Checking your Objects

  • When viewing the objects you ingested, click the Manage tab.

  • On the next screen, click the Datastreams menu option.

  • Locate the OBJ datastream.

  • If the OBJ datastream appears on that list, you are all set! The system will work through the queue to create all of the associated files for your object.

  • If you DO NOT see the OBJ datastream, an error occurred. Please contact