Filebrowser is an intuitive web interface used to manage files and folders. It's based on the popular file browsing interface available on git. Filebrowser lets you:

Starting Filebrowser

Click RUN A JOB in the Storage browser widget on your dashboard.

Next, you have two options:

  • If you want to access your own storage with Filebrowser, just click RUN in the Storage browser dialog box:

  • If you want to access a storage volume that was shared with you, first click ADD NEW VOLUME. Then, fill in the Volume Path field and specify which access rights you have for this volume: Read Only (RO) or Read/Write (RW). Once this is done, click RUN:

Working with Filebrowser

FileBrowser instances are jobs that are listed in the Jobs tab with the tag kind:web_widget target:filebrowser. The platform storage is mounted at /var/storage which is also the root directory to let all files persist.

FileBrowser instance

The FileBrowser UI has the following areas:

  • Toolbar: Displays the list of actions you can perform. The toolbar shows additional options when you select a file or a folder - for example, Copy, Rename, Share, Move, Delete.

  • Options: Displays additional options you have, such as My Files (home) link, New Folder, New File, and Settings.

  • Folders and Files: Displays the contents of the current folder.

After you are done working with FileBrowser, ensure that you kill the job associated with it.

All FileBrowser jobs are automatically killed after 24 hours.

Creating Files and Folders

You can create files and folders from the FileBrowser. While creating files, FileBrowser has a basic text editor that lets you add content to the file. However, it is recommended that you upload instead of creating them.

To create a folder:

  • From the Options area of the FileBrowser, click on the New Folder button.

  • Enter a name for the new folder.

To create a file:

  • From the Options area of the FileBrowser, click on the New File button.

  • Enter a name for the file and click CREATE.

  • Click Save after entering the content of the files.

To upload files:

  • From the Toolbar, click the Upload button.

  • Select the file that you want to upload. The file is uploaded. You can edit a file by clicking on the Edit button.

Downloading Files and Folders

You can download files, folders, or the entire storage on FileBrowser using the download button.

To download files and folders:

  • Browse to the necessary folder or file and click the Download button. If you don't select any files, the current folder is downloaded in its entirety.

  • If you're downloading a folder, select the format in which you want to download it.

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