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OSE File Manager™ Component

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Updates: 3.0.4: fixed the file editing function not working in IE and Google Chrome issue

Description: Open Source Excellence (OSE) File Manager is an easy open source file management component for Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla! 1.6. It aims to help you manage / edit your files through the Joomla backend. It is a further development of the QuiXplorer, JoomXplorer and NinjaXlorer. Since there is no file manager for the freshly released Joomla 1.6, OSE team modify the codes of JoomXplorer and NinjaXloper and release this J15 and J16 supported File Manager to contribute to the Open Source community and Joomla! community. Hope this helps all Joomla! Developers!

Supported Joomla! versions: Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla! 1.6, there are two separate versions and please choose the correct version to install on the Joomla website.

Programming Language: PHP
Requirements: PHP 5+

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Reviews: 1
Apparently this system is blocking intrusion attempts that I have been suffering. The technical support is excellent, as the product. thanks!!!
Reviews: 2
installation was successful on the first attempt ...ose file manager as a replacement for joomlaextplorer to me in version 2.5.7 does not work ... super component
Reviews: 6
Is a good piece of software. I have 3.0.5 version, working perfectly with Firefox, but when I try to edit a file with Chrome, using the "Enter" key the text is moved random on lines.
Used in 2.5.4 Joomla.
Reviews: 1
I was needing to get my bingauth.xml file uploaded to my website, and edit my htcaccess. I prefer to work in the back end from multiple locations - work, home, portable. This app works perfect (unzip it first then upload the package).
Reviews: 4
Hope this extension still be always in free, I used it on 3 website already
Owner's reply

Don't worry, it will be free forever! :)
OSE Team

Reviews: 2

Very nice and helpful component!!!

Latest Version (3.0.4) Is Not Available Yet...

Thank You!!!
Reviews: 7
I was looking for a File Manager for Joomla 1.7 and was disappointed that NinjaXplorer wasn't available for 1.6+ yet. I needn't have worried because OSE has proved to be exactly what I was looking for.

I can now access anywhere on the server, even if files aren't directly part of the Joomla set-up. That gives me a lot more flexibility, especially not having to mess about the FTP when I want to edit any code remotely that's not normally accessible from the administration panel.

The only proviso I would give is that you do get a lot more access to the server than you might have realised, which you need to bear in mind if you're planning to give back end access to your clients.

However, for me it's spot on and is firmly on my 'essential extensions' list.

Excellent work :)
Reviews: 2
I needed something that would allow the backend Joomla administrator to upload files such as PDFs and images but they couldnt use FTP etc so I needed to find something that bolted into Joomla.
Tried JoomlaXplorer and NinjaExplorer but they all had their problems.
Installed OSE FileManager and it worked out of the box but not without an issue; it allowed file and folder access for all sites on the same server - this was a complete show stopper and would have likely led to it being uninstalled and a negative review left.
However I am happy to report that the good people at OSE were quick to respond to my support query and resolved the matter in one hit - superb.
A zero star review became and excellent 5 star review through their quick response and keen willing to resolve the problem. Superb!!
Reviews: 1
Ninjaxplorer : problems with Save function
Extplorer : stopped working suddenly, it was a known bug, no one responded, bad support

OSE Fileman : works great and when I had a problem with SAVE function, it turned out they also have great support/ticket system and I got this bug fixed within a reasonable time.

I appreciate your work guys. This component should have been incorporated into J 1.7 for sure.
Reviews: 1
I'm building a website with joomla 1.5 and I was looking for an easy to use file manager compatible with superior joomla versions. I tested most of the free ones for 1.5 and above and none satisfied me 'till I tried OSE FileManager. The first thought I had when I saw it running was why Joomla 1.5 does not have such tool by default. The second thought was that it is really a powerfull and helpfull tool very easy to use.
Excellent work!
Reviews: 43
I just built my first Joomla 1.7 website and was saddened to find that there's no ninjaXplorer for 1.7 yet. I prefer ninjaXplorer compared to eXtplorer so was very happy to find OSE FileManager. This will be the first thing I install on all my Joomla 1.7 websites. Thank-you.
Reviews: 5
It would be better if the icons get bigger :)
Reviews: 2
It works with J1.7.0. At once! And it has a very usable file editor.
Reviews: 3
Its the best!
More stable then extplorer...
Reviews: 8
It amazed me when they released Joomla 1.6 that they still did not include a decent file manager. While the media manager exists it is a far cry from a proper and really useful file manager.

Fortunately there is an add-on that fills this gap, OSE File Manager and what a great add-on it is. It works well and does what I needed, no errors, easy installation and works straight out of the box. Well worth the 5 stars.

The only thing that I could suggest to improce it is an AJAX type file uploader where we can select multiple files all at once to upload instead of one for each upload box. Though I am sure the developers will read this and soon this will be added, so hence the 5 stars will remain :)

Keep up the great work guys and again thanks for OSE FileManager.
Reviews: 8
I found this component while I was for the first time in trouble with "extplorer" which refused to work on a very restrictive server. OSE FileManager instead, has installed and worked without problems. This extension was for me more than useful, and judging the results, it certainly has been coded with care. Sincerely recommended.
Reviews: 2
I registered, downloaded, installed, tested and i love it. Thank you for great file manager.