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NOTE: Some things may be broken currently. There are some changes which still needs to be tested and probably fixed. Due to the current situation I will wait with this until solid-file-client is ready which should (hopefully) be ready this September. Then I will start switching to use solid-file-client and check again everything for errors and compatibility with the and servers. I expect everything to work by the end of October. I am sorry for any inconvenience caused by this.

Solid Filemanager

This is a file manager for solid pods, based on this awesome react app.

The app is available here: (see below for more options). To use it you need to have a solid pod. If the pod is hosted with a newer server version (5.0.0+) you will need to give this app explicit permission to read/write data to your pod (go to .../profile/card#me -> click on "A" in the top -> Add "" with read/write access).


  • Navigation through folders
  • Upload files
  • Copy, remove, move and rename file and folders
  • Edit text files (txt, html, ...)
  • View media files (video, audio and image files)
  • Zip actions (archive and extract)
  • Download files
  • Open files in a new tab

Screenshot of the file manager

Hosting the app

It's easy to install your own version of this app. This would have the benefit, that it is independent from this repository, but the disadvantage of getting no updates.

  1. Go to the gh-pages branch
  2. Click on the green download button and save the zip file
  3. Upload the zip to your pod/server (e.g. with this file manager)
  4. Extract the zip file
  5. Open the app in a new tab


If you want to modify this app, first make sure you've installed git, node and npm. Then enter following commands:

git clone # Downloads the source
cd solid-filemenager                                    # Enter the directory
npm install                                             # Install dependencies
npm start                                               # Start the development app
# Make changes to the source code now

With npm build you can create a static build, but keep in mind that logging into your solid pod requires the app to run on a domain or localhost (and not file:///C:/.../index.html). So either deploy it (to your pod, etc.) or run it via localhost (e.g. with npm serve).


Feel free to make contributions by adding features, filing issues, fixing bugs, making suggestions, etc.