10 jQuery Based File Manager Plugins

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.