Access & Security, Downloads, File Management

Simple File Manager is a Joomla! component that gives the possibility to create private user areas and to organize documents in a safe download center. It's very easy to use and configure.

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You can assign a document to a single group or to an unique Joomla user making him the only one who can see/download it.

Easy ACL system

You can decide who can see any file in the secure download area and the actions can be made on it. Simple File Manager takes advantage of the Joomla! ACL system so that you don't have to learn using nothing but joomla.

Easy to configure

Simple File Manager follows the standard Joomla look-and-feel. It's intuitive and well designed so that it's very easy to use and to configure.

Automatic notification system

Simple File Manager can generate automatic email reports in order to alert users when a new document becomes avaible to download.

Security first

In Simple File Manager every file is protected by external access via an .htaccess file and is stored in a random-generated path in order to increase storage security.


This component supports multilanguage websites and comes already traslated in English and Italian, but you can get other translations via the localized Joomla! communities.

Simple ti permette di creare aree download personalizzate in Joomla! 3. E' l'unico componente gratuito che offre anche la possibilità di creare aree download private e riservare file a singoli utenti o a gruppi, rendendoli inaccessibili agli utenti non autorizzati. L'intuitiva interfaccia integrata ne fa un componente di facile utilizzo anche per scopi professionali.
Simple File Manager è un'estensione 100% italiana che supporta il sistema multilingua di Joomla!. Viene rilasciata già tradotta in italiano, inglese e spagnolo. Puoi scaricare altre lingue tramite le comunità Joomla! localizzate.
L'interfaccia utente responsive riprende a pieno il look & feel del CMS Joomla! rendendo ancora più agevole l'uso del componente.

Altre caratteristiche:
✔ Possibilità di riservare file protetti da lettura (ricevute, diagnosi, documenti privati, ecc...);
✔ Sistema di notifiche via email;
✔ Icone personalizzabili;
✔ Etichette;


Simple and easy. It does what it promises.

Ease of use

Yes it is


It's so simple that you don't need any documentation

I used this to: Sharing files to my users. Each user sees his own files.

Very nice and clean component. It would be nice if we can allow user to upload files thru the front end.

This is a good extension but even after paying the suggested donation there seems to be no response from the developer to provide backlink free version as p-romised, even after direct contact by me via email.


Owner's reply: Hi samot, thank you for your reveiew but please the next time use the contact form instead of posting unreal problems here. Every substainer gets a version without backlink. Please look in your spam folder or check if tour PayPal transaction was completed successfully.



Posted on 07 June 2014

All ok, but there are some bad things.

1. Files are uploaded in randowm folders, we don't have posibbility to define folders where they are stored.

2. Searching a site by filename or it's description (using search modules) doesn't show a files.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your feedback oeriel!
Random folders are unavoidable for security reasons: keeping files position secret increases download centers security also in case of wrong file permissions.
I fixed the filename filter, now it works properly :)

Really excellent layout, easy to use and smart. If you need something light to manage downloads with a pretty site interface, this is the solution.

Take care: if you select a user in the document settings, only this one will be able to see and download the file!

Finally, a new extension, with a concept completely easy file management. What you wanted finally came true!!

easy and nice

Posted on 04 December 2013

Very good extension, easy to use and powerful.

Works perfectly on J3, and the support is fantastic.

Component simple and very useful for private or public downloads.

You can still improve, but worth a try.

Owner's reply: Hi gnumax! Thank you very much for your review. I admit that the old version wasn't so exciting to use but currently i completely rewrote extension code to allow it to run on Joomla! 3. It's really user-friendly. I hope you'll try it so you can also give me suggestions about how to improve it.

Simple File Manager

Giovanni Mansillo
Last updated:
Aug 25 2017
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System

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