Exploring Storage Explorer

Introduction

 
This article will help you learn the process of downloading & connecting to a Storage Explorer.
 
This article will cover the following:
  • Brief concepts of Storage Explorer
  • Installing and Connecting to Storage Explorer
Before reading this article, please go through some important articles mentioned below,

Azure Storage

 
Azure Storage is one of the cloud computing PaaS (Platform as a Service) services provided by the Microsoft Azure team. It provides cloud storage that is highly available, secure, durable, scalable, and redundant. It is massively scalable and elastic. It can store and process hundreds of terabytes of data or you can store the small amounts of data required for a small business website.
 
Here, we will see about Storage Explorer.
 

About Storage Explorer

 
Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer is a standalone app that makes it easy to work with Azure Storage data on Windows, macOS, and Linux. It allows you to efficiently connect and manage your Azure storage service accounts and resources across subscriptions. You can able to create, delete, view, and edit resources in Azure Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, and Data Lake Storage.
 
Azure Storage Explorer is a useful GUI tool for inspecting the data in your Azure cloud storage projects including the logs of your cloud-hosted applications. You can easily connect to your subscription and manipulate your tables, blobs, queues, and files.
 

Create the Blob Storage in Azure Portal

 
Prerequisites
  • Microsoft Azure Account.
Follow the below steps to create an Azure Storage Account.
 
Step 1
 
Log in here. Please go through the article mentioned below for creating a Storage account mentioned below.
After creating the storage account, navigate to the blobs.
 
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Step 2 - Create Container
 
Step 3 - Create Blob
 
Here is the dashboard of Azure Blob Storage. Since this container is new, it won't yet contain any blobs. Now Select the Upload button to upload a blob to the container
  • Browse your local file system to find a file to upload as a block blob, and select Upload. And also Click on the "Advanced" tab to choose type of
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    • Authentication type - Azure Storage supports authentication for the Blob services. Use shared access signatures (SAS) to grant fine-grained access to resources in your storage account
    • Blob Type – Choose your blob type
    • Block Size – Its starts from 64 KB to 100 MB
    • Upload to the folder – Here, you can upload folder.
  • Blob getting uploaded
Step 5
  • Blob uploaded
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  • Blob dashboard overview - It contains the image URL, type, size etc. Copy the URL and paste it on the address tab
 
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Step 6
 
Click here to Download and Install Storage Explorer. In the dropdown box, you can choose windows, macOS, Linux
 
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Step 7
 
Now, accept the agreement and click on Install
 
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Step 8
 
Choose your default folder and click on Next
 
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Step 9
 
After that, set up a shortcut icon and click on Next
 
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You will get this message.
 
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Step10
 
Now, click on finish.
 
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Step 11
 
Now, your Storage Explorer is successfully installed. Next, we have to connect your storage account. So, first we will see how to connect with our Azure account. So choose the  Add an Azure Account option and hit next.
 
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Step 12
 
Next, enter your Azure credentials
 
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Step 12
 
Next, choose your subscription.
 
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Output
 
Now, we can see all our corresponding storage accounts.
 
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Summary

 
I hope you understood about Storage Explorer. Stay tuned for more articles on Storage Explorer.