By Sam Deering

10 jQuery Based File Manager Plugins

By Sam Deering

Today we bring to you a list of File Manager based around jQuery (and Ajax and PHP) ready to use in your web projects and easy to customize, that allows you to preview, upload and modify files and folders via the browser. File Managers are great for upload, download, view, edit, copy, move/rename and change permissions on your web files. You’ll need a manager will a good interface so don’t look further than the ones below and if you know of any better please share with us. Enjoy!

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1. elFinder

Basic file manager for the web.


Source + Demo

2. jQuery File Tree

A configurable, AJAX file browser plugin for jQuery. You can create a customized, fully-interactive file tree with as little as one line of JavaScript code.

jQuery File Tree


3. jquery-filemanager

Easily manage uploads on a server. Move/Rename/Delete. Restrict viewing to a specific folder. Customisable output . Currently only includes PHP connector.


Source + Demo

4. File Thingie

A small web-based file manager written in PHP. It is intended for those who need to give others access to a part of their server’s file system when FTP is not practical.

File Thingie

Source + Demo

5. KFM – Kae’s File Manager

An online file manager which can be used on its own, or as a plugin for a rich-text editor such as CKeditor, TinyMCE or FCKeditor.


Source + Demo


6. Free Web File Manager

It is web based jQuery AJAX driven, multi-language ready web application for storing, editing and managing files and folders online via web browser.

Free Web File Manager


7. YaFM file manager

It allows you to upload, download, view, edit, copy, move/rename, change permissions and owner group of a single file or a group of files which reside on a unix filesystem local to the script.



8. Kinky File Explorer

A totally free ColdFusion based file exploration system designed to provide read-only access to a specific directory of files.

Kinky File Explorer


9. SFBrowser

A file browser and uploader for jQuery. It returns a list of objects with containing the names and additional information of the selected files.



10. FileVista – Web File Manager

For storing, managing and sharing files online through your web browser. It allows your users to upload, download and organize any type of file with an intuitive user interface.



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  • Pulea

    Are you nuts? YaFM is EIGHT (8) years old and has nothing to do with jQuery. Others are in the same situation, too. I think you shouldn’t waste people’s time with such bullshit. Nothing stops you people from publishing shit just to get some more traffic, isn’t it?

  • Milos Stojanovic

    Really awesome super-cool php file manager now days is FileGator. Search on google if you don’t trust me, I am using it in my company… Hands down for FileGator’s responsive design and advanced features like multiuser permissions, multi homedirs, ajax upload, zip, unzip, image gallery, sending email links, directory tree, edit… Yes, it’s commercial but it cost only $9 for the full source code.

    • Dee Mitchell


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  • chandra

    Good article..Thanks a lot…Awesome…………..

  • chandra

    If you want to get data from DB that time you may prefer jstree or else you may prefer this awesome article…If you need more info about jstree just post to me

    • Dee

      good article

      • John

        I agree completely!

        • Ketta

          I agree too!

          • Dee Mitchell

            Good job!

          • Dee Mitchell

            Great great

    • James

      Is there a cost to this

  • ASD

    Shit Manager!!!

    • Dee

      Whose a Shit Manager!!

      • charles

        Be respectful in this post

        • Ketta

          I like how the post stream here is displayed and descriptive!!

    • Dee

      Who are you calling a Shit Manager!!!

    • Charles

      ASD needs to be more respectful and stop targeting his comments and managers that he has no clue how to even begin to code like any of the managers here…show appreciation for what these guys our doing for the social media industry!

    • Charles

      Its a shame how people can talk about the management here but yet can’t hold a breath to any of the codes that these managers code out on a daily!!! Show some respect ASD

      • Dee

        Stop being a coward and reveal your self rather then hiding behind a description!

        • Daniel

          Don’t worry about ASD, he’s just bitter! I appreciate you for speaking up for me though.

    • Daniel

      Whose the Shit Manager! I know your not talking about me…tell me what code have you authored lol

      • John

        Hmmm I wonder who!

        • jane

          I wonder as well !

  • mc007ibi

    hey guys, its not jquery but a nice dojo tree and file widget. i tried to recover some ‘old school’ features like a full keyboard layout and it feels pretty well in the hand ! its called xcommander, for cms and standalone, just to your reference :-)

  • Sergey

    Hello, You may be interested in file sharing/document management solution HTTP Commander. It is web application popular in organisations who needs to share local files for remote users (educatonal organisations and other.) It is alternative to FTP, WebDav, Sharepoint, Cloud storages etc. It works only in browser and also supports mobile divices. This file manager has integration with online document editors like Office 365, Google docs and clouds like DropBOx, SkyDrive, Google Drive. Here is file manager web site

  • Macrow Willson

    here a super charged old school & IDE like file manager wp edition exists under ‘xfile’

  • axel_ax

    I find your demo on internet and it’s great, it’s awesome. Such a lovely piece of art. I want to use it on my server(personal use), can you please give me a link where can I download it?

    • Macrow Willson

      hi, thank you; its currently located on github : Simply grab the zip and uncompress on the server (PHP5.3+ with MBString installed). There is major update in 1-2 months

  • axel_ax

    Can you contact me by email please? at: Thank you and I’m waiting for your response.

  • I just want one that looks nice, I know, I’m shallow

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