File picker FAQ

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: File picker FAQ.

The File picker is new to Moodle 2.0. Here are some common question of old and new users about this feature.

Can I move items around in the File Picker?

No. Moodle associates files with activities. You need to navigate to these activities to link to them.

How can I create shared folders of common files for others to access?

  • When creating a folder of files using "add a resource>folder" the files are then visible and editable to other teachers in the course. The resource can be hidden with the "eye" icon to keep it out of student view.
  • Another method to create and share files and folders out of site of students is to useLegacy_course_files which replicate the course files system of Moodle 1.9 but which are disabled by default in 2.0 owing to security reasons. See Legacy_course_files for more informatio about the risks involved and also how to enable them.

I've just uploaded a file. Now I cannot see it when I want to use it somewhere else. Why is this?

One option: It seems that if you choose the copyright "All Rights Reserved" it is not available to others.

What is the private folder?

The Private_files link is visible in the file picker if the admin has enabled it in Site_administration_menu_2.0>plugins>repositiories>manage repositories. If this is the case then a user will have a link in their profile settings (and, if added, in a side block) to a personal area into which they can upload files and organise folders. The uploaded files and folders may then be selected from the Private_files link in the file picker.

See also

File picker