Tree Menus, Downloads, Directory, File Management, Directories Search

This powerful extension provides front-end tree menu access to download files and folders from a directory. It loads tree menus dynamically (not on page load) for faster performance, supporting an unlimited number of files and folders in a single tree. The powerful AJAX search allows users to search by file name, file type and folder location with options to display file sizes and file modified dates.

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We've listened to your feedback over the last few years and have recreated the popular Directory Tree from scratch to provide the following functionality:

  • Unlimited directory sizes - The first Joomla! extension of its kind to load directories and sub-directories dynamically rather than on page load. This allows you to create a directory tree with unlimited files/folders without a performance limitation.
  • Search filter option - This uses AJAX to filter files based on the file path, file name or file extension.
  • UTF-8 support - You can now use any UTF-8 character from the following charsets: C0 Controls and Basic Latin, C1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement and Latin Extended-A.
  • Free one-click updates - A single user license gives you access to free updates when they become available.

Features include:

  • Unlimited directory sizes
  • Dynamically loading directories
  • AJAX search capability
  • Full Joomla! ACL
  • Full Joomla! menu items
  • Full UTF-8 support for C0, C1 and Latin Extended-A
  • Native template styling
  • Free one-click updates
  • .url file link parsing
  • ~200 file type icons
  • 32 jQuery easing functions
  • Unlimited installations

Settings include:

  • Toggle display of directory path
  • Toggle display of search box
  • Toggle display of collapse button
  • Toggle display of empty directories
  • Toggle display of file extensions
  • Toggle display of files sizes
  • Toggle display of file dates
  • Toggle display of introductory text
  • Toggle display of succeeding text
  • Choose to exclude private directories
  • Choose to exclude private files
  • Choose to exclude file types
  • Choose an alternating line colour


See http://www.candire.com/updates

  • 1.0.4: This update adds a bottom text section to allow text both before and after the directory tree in Joomla! 3.8.5.
  • 1.0.3: This update provides changes to administrator language files and minor code changes for Joomla! 3.4.8.
  • 1.0.2: This update provides article style title options to the menu item and fixes the case sensitive search results.
  • 1.0.1: This update removes the redundant base directory name from search results.


Easily create pages displaying files or folders. Many options to make tree look good. Add text before and after the tree.

Ease of use

Easy to install and configure. Create pages with custom intro/footer text and directory tree. Tree of files is collapsible and searchable.


Brilliant support. Candire have responded to me promptly with answers to queries and also added a new feature I requested. Fantastic.


Documentation is simple but software is fairly self explanatory.and email support is great.

Value for money

Superb value for money. Can't thank the developer enough for adding a feature we required.

I used this to: We used this component to display driver files for our OEM clients on their individual download pages. We previously had a java plugin in our old ASP site and needed something similar for our new Joomla site. This was just the job and looks really good with its icons.

Works Beautifully

Posted on 19 March 2015

Contains everything I need for displaying files and directories on my website. I like that it now comes with a search option to find things.

Ease of use

Couldn't be simpler. I typed in the location of my directory and it showed the thousands of files and folders as expected. Love the icons!


I had a question about using the component with a very large directory and the developer responded quickly with a simple answer.


Good, but not needed.

Value for money

Excellent! I would buy it again if I needed to. Free updates make this component very worthwhile.

I used this to: a company resource repository. Our team manages thousands of personal files on a file system and we use joomla as an internal source of additional information. This component was a perfect way to combine the two.


Quick listing and updating of web-links (favourites) and files in specific domain folder (can also include sub-folders).

Ease of use

Simply does what it says. Once you have created the folder(s) and uploaded the web-links/ files the component is quickly configured.


Second to none. I wish that all developers listened and understood the end-user needs like Adam does.


Never needed any as it self-intuitive

Value for money

Absolutely. Since 2011, I have purchased this component over and over again for many users. It simply just works!

I used this to: As a humble webmaster, I had a need to update web-links, files and folders after holding some practical workshops. Before the participants would leave the workshop I had the updates uploaded ready to roll. This application turned a headache into a joy for everyone.

Worked as expected.

Posted on 01 December 2011

Directory Tree worked as expected. After selecting a directory it took seconds to incorporate a directory tree into my website. The module also comes with a nice selection of icons to identify your file types. Thanks for the great module.

Saved hours

Posted on 03 December 2010

I had no trouble getting this to work inside the Joomla framework. I pointed it at a folder with about 800 curriculum documents and they instantly appeared on the page ready to download based on the folder structure. Having to link them all manually was going to make me nuts, so I'm VERY glad to have found this. Each document needs to be downloaded by the public individually, but there is no lag time. I had a question about adapting the jquery for something else and received a rapid, helpful response. I highly recommend this product.

Directory Tree

Last updated:
Feb 12 2018
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download

Uses Joomla! Update System

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