Core Enhancements, Downloads, File Management

ProFiles is the next generation web file manager.
From the creators of Proforms and Mad4Joomla.

ProFiles maps the look and feel of a desktop file explorer to the web. The usage of this web file explorer is almost the same as you know it from your favorite operating system.

Even system-related characteristics such as short keys for element selection are taken into account per operating system. If you run ProFiles in a Windows™ environment you can use the Windows™ short keys which in turn differ on an OSX™ environment.

The Joomla™ version of ProFiles additionally supports Joomla’s ™ rights management.
ProFiles is used at the backend of Joomla™.
ProFiles allows you to create multiple 'root folders'. Based on user groups you can apply different rights to the user groups for each root folder. Thereby you can exactly determine which user group may view, read or write to a certain root folder.

One of the most convenient functions of this web file manager is the support of drag and drop uploads for modern browser. Just mark your files on your desktop and drag them to the folder listing of ProFiles. Each file will be uploaded with a progress bar.

All USP’s at a glance:

★ Supports all standard file actions which are given by PHP (Your server must allow this)
★ Easy drag’n drop upload for modern browsers.
★ Select / deselect files /folders with the operating system’s shortcuts.
★ Edit / read text based files directly in ProFiles (Source Code, XML, TXT …)
★ Listen to mp3’s, midi files or see FLV videos.
★ View images in preview mode and / or open them with ProFiles.
★ ZIP / UNZIP files and folders.
★ Upload ZIP files and directly unzip the content to the folder. (Only for normal uploads)
★ Search and sort folder or file listings.
★ Apply multiple root folders.
★ Apply rights to the root folders per user group.
★ Has a built-in diagnosis mode which tells you if ProFile’s functions are supported by your server.
★ Unique user experience by an excellent UI.

Supported browsers:

IE 9+, FF19+, Chrome 24+, Safari 5+ and Opera 12+
Please note that these browser versions are tested on support of the HTML 5 functions.
Older browsers may also be (partially) supported.

Supported languages:

English and German.
Translations are welcome.


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I used this to: Gerenciar os arquivos do site. Gerenciar os arquivos do site. Gerenciar os arquivos do site.
Enough for me. Hopefully the developer will release an update for Joomla 4.
Ease of use
I used this to: My website......................................................
Perfect file explorer for the web. Only cons is do not allow inline editing scss files...
Ease of use
The server is like any other folder in your computer. Do not need to explain...
Do not find dev web nor support. But it is really unnecesary because it just works
I used this to: Use my server as a regular computer folder dismmising ftp programs
Scroll is broken
Ease of use
It's difficult to select, click and work with files because controls are a little bit flimsy

No keyboard support whatsoever
No support provided at all and the last update was released several years ago... So it's pretty much obsolete software.
I used this to: Like a FTP client on steroids on my Joomla. I upload files, edit CSS and HTML on the go, ...
It's very easy to use and really useful to be able to edit, copy, paste, zip files on the server without having to go through cpanel.
Ease of use
So easy to use very intuitive icons, easy to find in the components menu
I used this to: I use this so I can create extra templates for K2 - it's zip feature is really useful for creating a new template based on a pre-existing template. It's also handy for editing various files without going into cpanel or if you don't have access to cpanel.
Does all it needs to do. However not compatible with php 7.1 and above
Ease of use
Very intuitive
Last update has been quite a long time ago
I used this to: All my Joomla! 3 websites
It´s the best file manager out there. BUT, lacks some really important features that Extplorer have. Copy and move would be a nice addition.
Ease of use
Overall use it´s ok. But, when migrating a site, Profiles retains the old server path and is annoying have to change it every time.
I haven´t needed the support for this component, but considering updates as support as well, I think it needs more frequent updates.
I´ve never needed documentation to use this component, so I think it´s plain inuitive itself.
I used this to: Professional websites.
Puedes gestionar todos los archivos de tu web desde el backend facilmente, evitando así el FTP
Ease of use
Muy fácil, esta extensión aporta un extra más de facilidad a Joomla! en cuanto a gestión de archivos
No es necesario, es muy intuitiva. Lo único a reseñar es que hace tiempo que no se actualiza, espero que el desarrollador lo tome en cuenta
Es tan fácil que ni lo he mirado
I used this to: Mis sitios web

Life savior!

Posted on 30 January 2017
Drag n' Drop, seamless navigator experience.
Ease of use
If you use Explorer you can use this.
I used this to: At first I was needing a component to help me relocate files from one folder to another, in a hurry.
I couldn't do such thing with the native file navigator. But ProFiles made this task so easy as Windows Explorer itself :D

File Manager for Joomla

Posted on 11 December 2016
Great, Add, Upload, Download, Rename, Move files. You can even upload multiple files at once.
Ease of use
Very easy to use, you need no help at all.
No support but you don't need it and if you did I am sure they would help.
None, but again you don't need it.
I used this to: Managing files, its is basically like windows file manager but for Joomla and it works on Joomla 3.6.4


Last updated:
Feb 17 2015
9 years ago
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download

This extension does NOT implement the Joomla! Update System


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