File Manager

Easiest File Manager Ever


We mean it - it's really easy. It's essentially like managing files on your desktop file browser. For example you can change the order, change levels of file categories, move, copy and order files with drag'n drop. And everything is saved with AJAX - on the fly. Adding new files? Just drag'n drop one or multiple files.


Flexible and Advanced File Search Engine

File search and filters

Managing a massive amount of files goes with a powerful search engine. This is included in the plugin and in addition, you can generate multiple and custom search engines with filters like:

  • Full text search in documents (in word, pdf...)
  • Category of files filtering
  • File tag system displayed as checkbox or predictive search filters
  • Date of creation range filter
  • Date of update range filter
  • File preview in search results
  • File ordering by type, date, category on column title click


File Access Full Control ( Joomla ACL)

File access limitation by user group

When you manage files, you will always need to setup file access for users and it's always complex to do so. In Dropfiles, we've used Joomla native ACL in a smart way. Manage file visibility with a single click from the category or from the file and define file management rules based on actions (who is allowed to update, delete, edit, edit own files or even download it). Furthermore, it's possible to restrict the access to a file or a file category to a selection of Joomla users.


Frontend File Manager

Frontend file edition options

Dropfiles got dedicated features for the frontend file management. You can setup a dedicated menu to manage files from frontend that respects the user access and add a predefined upload form. Plus you got a frontend dedicated template for a comfortable file management


Import existing files

Import files from Joomla or anywhere on the server

If you already have files on your server or if it's faster for you to send files through FTP, the file importer is for you. Select a file category on the left, make a file selection on the right and click on the import button, done your files are in Joomla.


Docman, jDownloads, Edocman, Phoca Download File Importer

docman importer

You can import files from Joomla extensions: Docman, jDownloads, Edocman in no time. There's a dedicated import tool that will automatically import to files and more:

  • Category of files
  • Files and documents (Docman)
  • Files titles
  • File descriptions


One click update and file versioning

File update process and file versioning

Our Joomla file manager has got amazing features for final users. You can update (or replace) an existing file in one click while you keep a backup of the old file version. Of course the old version can be restored in one click too.


Download statistics

File download statistics from Joomla

A download statistics advanced dashboard is available from the Joomla admin (additionally to the Google Analytics event tracker). You can create your statistics graph and detailed view using filters: file category, single file selection, date range of the download.


Email notification on actions

File upload and modification, email notification

A fully editable Email notification system is available when a user apply some action on files. You can notify file owner, file category owner, Joomla admin and add custom Email for notifications. Email notification can be activated on:

  • New file upload
  • File edition
  • File removal
  • File information edition
  • File is downloaded


All Additional Features included

dragndropDrag'n Drop
Full drag'n drop interface: Drag'n drop to order files and drag'n drop to order categories

edit from editorEditor interface
Manage files, categories of files and display options from editor without having to go to Joomla component menu

navigation in filesAJAX navigation
Users will navigate in AJAX through your files, on frontend - it's intuitive and crazy fast!

remote downloadRemote download
Add a title, description and URL of a distant file and make it available for download like any other file

file designDesign and layout
Without a line of CSS, all themes can be customized visually using parameters and you can display/hide all file information

file statDownload stats
Track how many times a file is downloaded and use Google Analytics to track file downloads and file preview

file accessAccess limitation
Powerful and easy file visibility and management can be setup using the Joomla user accounts and ACLs

file previewFile preview
Google Drive preview tool is integrated in the plugin for all file previews, plus the possibility to limit file previews by format

full text searchFull text search
Unique in any Joomla file managers: search inside your documents content with a full text search option

SEO optimizedSEO optimized
Comes with custom URL for the file root and file name in URL.

multi lingualMulti-lingual ready
The extension uses Joomla standard language files and is totally translation ready.

file importImport files
Dropfiles got an inbuilt Import tool. It's very flexible, crawl your server, select a folder and import files in the category you want

wordpress frameworkJoomla framework
Dropfiles is fully based on Joomla framework. It has the double advantage of being light and 3rd party compatible

updaterPlugin update
Maintain websites with commercial extensions can be very painful. Dropfiles is GPL and using Joomla standard updater

single addonAll included
All the additional features like Google Drive and Dropbox connection is included in the package, no addon here

file uploadEasy upload
File upload is HTML5 based, and thus it avoids the major server upload limitation and you get the option to limit the file upload by size or format

user role editorFlexible ACL
Actions regarding file management are based on Joomla access and user group so you can edit your own user groups with custom access

searchFlexible search engine
The file search engine is highly flexible and uses additional tag system to filter your files


The extension includes a full two way sync with Google Drive & Dropbox

Connect Joomla Google Drive

All additional features are packed in a single addon: Google Drive full integration with double way sync. Let your users manage files from Google Drive or from Joomla and sync them with Google Drive. We are the only ones who offer full Google Drive integration with Joomla. Click bellow to see details!



Connect Joomla Dropbox

The addon includes a full, two-way-instant file sync with Dropbox. Let your users manage files from Dropbox or from Joomla and sync them to Dropbox. We are the only ones who offer full Dropbox integration with Joomla. Click below to see details!



joomla onedrive

The addon includes a full, two-way-instant file sync with Microsoft OneDrive. Manage files and folders from OneDrive or from Joomla and sync them to OneDrive.