Introduction

Core Enhancements, File Management

eXtplorer is a web-based File Management Component for all your needs. It has a desktop-application-like interface with drag&drop, grid and a directory tree and makes heavy use of the Sencha ExtJS Javascript Library.
You can use it to access and modify the files and directories on your server via FTP or direct file access.


eXtplorer runs natively under Joomla! 1.0 - 3.9 and can also be used as a standalone app.

Not installing



Posted on 27 October 2020
Functionality
Installation file is missing.
installs but shows an error
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A useful tool



Posted on 30 August 2020
Functionality
You can copy, move, delete, rename files and folders, change their access rights, pack and unpack archives, create new folders etc.
Ease of use
It is enough to install and you can get to work. The tools and interface are reminiscent of file managers on hosting.
Documentation
Developer's site has documentation that explains how to install the file manager outside Joomla.
I used this to: work with files and folders on free hosting. eXtplorer allowed me to compress and unpack archives.

Massively usefel



Posted on 21 February 2020
Functionality
Allows me to work with a site file system when I have no ftp or ssh access.
Ease of use
Install. Poke around. download. upload. chmod. UI is slightly clunky, but about as close to direct ftp access as I can imagine.
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Supporting our customers when we need access to the file system on their site and they cannot provide it for one reason or another. We use it all the time
Functionality
This should be a very straight forward plugin. Yet Extplorer is broken in unbelievable ways, in 30% of my sites wont even launch.
Ease of use
The interface is super terrible. More often than not you are losing your directory and have to re navitagate. Hell on earth
Support
Haven't Used it. I don't know if it exists, but everyone knows how to use a file manager before starts web developing.
Documentation
Haven't Used it. I don't know if it exists, but everyone knows how to use a file manager before starts web developing.
I used this to: Updating files in some Joomla Websites. A lot of times wont load the interface, or it will be slow, or the session will expire and I wont get a notice..
Functionality
The Extplorer component is working as intended and I love it. You can zip and extract and do all sorts of stuff as expected of this manager
Ease of use
It is very easy using the manager, and the layout and icons is self explanatory.
Support
I emailed them in regards to their install link from Joomla "Install from Web" that is wrong that consists of /81/ instead of /82/ .
Documentation
This component is so easy and straight forward it does not need any documentation, but you can find documentation and support forum to help.
I used this to: I am using this on all my websites to manage my files and resources.
Functionality
eXtplorer (2.1.11) is broken at the moment.
Here is how to fix it (ignore the blackslashes "\"):
Ease of use
1. Rename "/administrator/components/com_extplorer/extplorer\.j30\.xml" to "administrator/components/com_extplorer/extplorer\.xml"
Support
2. Rename "/administrator/components/com_extplorer/extplorer\.j30\.php" to "/administrator/components/com_extplorer/ extplorer\.php"
Documentation
3. In the file "/administrator/components/com_extplorer/extplorer\.xml", remove all ".j30" occurrences (there are 2 occurrences)
I used this to: 4. Extract the file "administrator/components/com_extplorer/scripts\.tar\.gz" (the .gz and .tar file) to "administrator/components/com_extplorer/scripts/" (it contains multiple files and folders)
Functionality
It's a good basic file manager for your website.
Ease of use
It's easy to use.
Support
Documentation
I used this to: We use it for our brain dead users who are not comfortable using FTP. The only missing feature causing me to choose an alternate solution is I need it to email me when someone uploads a file. We use Edocman as well but I need the users to be able to drill through directories.
Functionality
It doesn't work with Joomla 3.9.x. It gets a 404 error. Tried installing manually and from their server.
Ease of use
When it worked it was simple and pain free.
Support
Documentation
I used this to: All my webpages when it worked

A must-have.



Posted on 13 January 2019
Functionality
No more need to log in cPanel to access File Manager - all the necessary work is now done from inside Joomla. Efficient and time-saving.
Ease of use
Very easy.
Support
Didn't need any.
Documentation
Includes all you need to know.
I used this to: Adding support for file managing from withing the Joomla environment. If you notice some operations won't be performed and you get an error message, just clean your browser's cache. On the overall, a very useful extension, especially for sites with a lot of material.
Functionality
It keeps me from depending on FTP to do simple tasks like renaming files, deleting files, creating new folders, etc. Just excellent.
Ease of use
Very easy to use. In fact, it is way simpler than FTP. I cannot imagine not having this tools for my Joomla sites.
I used this to: I manage five education based Joomla sites and need to upload files regularly.

eXtplorer

Version:
2.1.13
Developer:
Sören Eberhardt-Biermann
Last updated:
Sep 15 2019
1 year ago
Date added:
Jul 11 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
c
Compatibility:
J3
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Uses Joomla! Update System

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