Currently, the File System Access API does not support an efficient way to move or rename files or directories. This requires creating a new file/directory, copying over data (recursively, in the case of a directory), and removing the original. This process is slow, error prone (e.g. disk full), and can require re-uploading files in some cases. See


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Last updated on 2022-01-19