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The Moodle code is located in its own directory (folder) with files and sub-directories. Generally speaking, these can be found in the zip file in the standard download in and will be unpacked in a directory called "moodle".


Files

There are some key files in the "moodle" directory:

config.php - contains basic settings. This file does not come with Moodle. It is created when the install.php script runs or it can be created and edited manually.
install.php - the script that will run to create config.php
version.php - defines the current version of Moodle code
index.php - the front page of the site

Moodle directories

Located in the "moodle" directory are many sub directories, each will contain more sub directories and php code files. Some of them include:

admin/ - code to administrate the whole server
auth/ - plugin modules to authenticate users
blocks/ - plugin modules for the little side blocks on many pages
calendar/ - all the code for managing and displaying calendars
course/ - code to display and manage courses
files/ - code to display and manage uploaded files
lang/ - texts in different languages, one directory per language
lib/ - libraries of core Moodle code
login/ - code to handle login and account creation
mod/ - all the main Moodle course modules are here
pix/ - generic site graphics
repository/ - code to handle the 2.x file handling system
theme/ - theme packs/skins to change the look of the site
user/ - code to display and manage users

moodledata - another folder

"moodledata" is a folder that contains user files, course files, site language, cached and other information. It is created in the Moodle install process. It should be located outside of the "moodle" folder and is called by default "moodledata". See Creating Moodle site data directory.

See also

Installing Moodle