Repository File Manager

Blocks ::: block_repo_filemanager
Maintained by Me !Tim Williams
This block contains a Moodle 2+ re-write of the Moodle 1.x file manager.
Latest release:
603 sites
23 fans
Current versions available: 3
The primary purpose of this block is to provide file management capabilities for the 'Course files area' repository. However, this block is also capable of interfacing with the Moodle 2+ Files API to provide limited file browsing capabilities for some other repository types. It is hoped to further develop the management capabilities so that files held in other repository types can be managed through this block.


This plugin is part of set Course files.


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Me !
Tim Williams (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of Miguel Guhlin
    Fri, Dec 2, 2011, 3:19 AM
    I tried this as well but, like Fernando, was unable to see the bottom buttons at all either. I am running the latest version of Moodle 2.1 (11/28/2011).
  • Picture of Paul Martin
    Tue, Dec 6, 2011, 4:49 AM
    On line 199 of /repos/generic.php, I see:

    public function can_manage_files()
    return false;

    Pretty sure that's why we're not seeing any of the bottom buttons.
  • Me !
    Tue, Apr 3, 2012, 6:02 PM
    You will only see e bottom buttons if you are using a repo type which supports the file management capabilities, right now this is limited to the Course files area repo.The other repo types are basically browse only, so the bottom buttons are not shown. I would like to add support for the management of more repo types, but this isn't going to be possible for all repo types.
  • Picture of Carina Martinez
    Wed, Jun 27, 2012, 1:51 AM
    Brilliant!! smile I installed both (repo and block) in 2.0 they works ok!
    Thanks Tim, great plugin.
  • That's me
    Thu, Jul 5, 2012, 9:57 AM
    Just installed the Repository File Manager Yesterday And came up with the following messages in the header bar when debugger was turned on.
    Strict Standards: Declaration of repository_coursefilearea_abs::type_config_form() should be compatible with that
    of repository::type_config_form() in /home/souther9/public_html/repository/coursefilearea/lib23.php on line 8

    Strict Standards: Declaration of repository_coursefilearea::get_listing() should be compatible with that
    of repository::get_listing()in /home/souther9/public_html/repository/coursefilearea/lib.php on line 38
    Does this help and will it affect my course.
  • Picture of Franke Steffen
    Mon, Aug 13, 2012, 6:16 PM
    Hi Raymond, did you get rid of these messages. I have the same problem here.


  • Me !
    Mon, Feb 4, 2013, 12:47 AM
    Raymond, Franke : The error is not critical, but it should be fixed in the next release (coming very soon).
  • Picture of John Anderson
    Fri, Apr 19, 2013, 12:26 AM
    Having trouble with students able to view this block / view the files. Seems to be set to allow. Any ideas?
  • Picture of Nacho Aguilar
    Fri, May 23, 2014, 4:14 PM
    Thanks for your work.
    I've installed it in Moodle 2.6.1 but I cannot see the options on the right (rename, delete...). I haven't see the bottom option (with choosen files, create folder and so on.

    I have checked it with different themes but that wasn't a solution.

    When I have activated the debugging mode this is the error message:

    get_context_instance() is deprecated, please use context_xxxx::instance() instead.

    line 4020 of /lib/deprecatedlib.php: call to debugging()
    line 53 of /blocks/repo_filemanager/index.php: call to get_context_instance()

    get_system_context() is deprecated, please use context_system::instance() instead.

    line 4080 of /lib/deprecatedlib.php: call to debugging()
    line 56 of /blocks/repo_filemanager/index.php: call to get_system_context()

    build_navigation() is deprecated, please use $PAGE->navbar methods instead.

    line 1988 of /lib/deprecatedlib.php: call to debugging()
    line 549 of /blocks/repo_filemanager/index.php: call to build_navigation()
    line 522 of /blocks/repo_filemanager/index.php: call to html_header()

    Any idea?
    Thanks in advance
  • Picture of Michael Milette
    Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 10:36 PM
    Hi Tim,

    I noticed that the Website URL link above takes you to a page that no longer exists. Do you plan to continue to maintain this plugin? If so, do you plan on releasing a Moodle 2.7 version?

    Best regards,

  • Picture of Mónica Andrea Arboleda M.
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014, 6:27 AM
    Hello I need to post a html document, its an animation. But when I put the URL it doesnt appear. Can you help me to resolve that problem.
  • Me !
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014, 3:41 AM
    Hi Monica, I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to do, could you explain the procedure you are trying to follow in more detail?
  • Picture of murillo cucatto
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015, 12:11 AM
    Hello, do you know why not match any button appears? Could be the same Nacho Aguilar issues. Tks.
  • Picture of Yenin Rodriguez
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 5:26 AM
    Hi all, I'm moving to Moodle 2.8 but released the latest version of Blocks: File Repository Manager is for Moodle 2.7, you know if the last version released from Blocks: Repository File Manager works correctly in Moodle 2.8?
  • Me !
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015, 12:49 AM
    Hi Yenin, I still use this plugin on my own sites, so it is still developed. I've not had time to check it on Moodle 2.8 yet, this will happen at some point but I can't give you a time scale (I've got far too much other work on at the moment). The chances are that it will work on Moodle 2.8, so I suggest you give it a go on a test site before deploying.
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