Initial Setup

Please make yourself aware of the Fair Usage Policy. Directly pointing File Browser to share your cloud storage will create extreme strain on your slot's disk and could cause a 24-hour ban on accessing your cloud storage. It is _your_ responsibility to ensure usage is within acceptable limits. Ignorance is not an excuse. :::

Filebrowser provides a file managing interface within your home directory, and it can be used to upload, delete, preview, rename and edit your files—all from within your web browser.

Option Action
My Files Brings you back to your h=Home Directory
New Folder Create a new empty folder in the current directory
New File Create a new empty file in the current directory
Settings Various settings including language, Theme, and user creation rules
Logout Logout of current session

Downloading and uploading files

File Browser allows you to upload and download files directly from the web UI using the array of icons in the top right corner of the page

During upload and downloading, FileBrowser will display a light blue bar in the top left-hand corner moving right to indicate progress; It is also confirmed as in progress by the changing of the icon on the right-hand side into spinning arrows

Adding a User and Setting file access

Under Settings, you will find the option to create a user.

Field Use
Username Desired Username for user
Password Desired Password for user
Scope This is an essential option as this will be the folder the user may access. In this example, it is set to ./share, which is /home/username/share Note: It is not recommended to point this directly to a rclone mount as this will cause extreme IO and possibly cause issues with your slot
Permissions You can set the kind of actions a user can perform; for example, you may want to allow download but never allow upload so that a user can not deposit files onto your slot. You'd untick create Files and Directories


Why can I not upload any file above 2 Gigabyte?

Please note that in the event you have to reinstall your webserver this fix will not remain and will need to be reapplied. It will persist over restarts, however.

Nginx can cause uploads to fail, this is simple to address by editing a file.

nano ~/.apps/nginx/proxy.d/filebrowser.conf

Find the line that begins client_max_body_size and add a # at the start of the line to comment it out if it exists

Save the file with the following Hold Ctrl press X then Y then Enter

restart Nginx and FileBrowser

app-nginx restart && app-filebrowser restart

You should now be able to successfully upload larger files.