File Manager

We often talk to our customers about which areas of the platform they use the most and a common answer is always File Manager. For those not in the know, File Manager is a convenient and simple way to upload and store files for a Community or yourself. File Manager is often one of the first things added to a Community page.

This week we’re pleased to welcome a new version of File Manager which not only brings it up to date with other areas of the platform, it paves the way for some other features we’re working on in Sabisu at the moment.

An updated look

The first thing you’ll notice is the face-lift for File Manager so it matches the rest of the platform and allows it to be extended in the future.


Much like a traditional desktop file explorer, single clicks will select a file or folder, double click will open a folder or download a file to your desktop.

We’ve also tried to make things a little more obvious. Archived files are now highlighted  when you toggle this view on making it easier to see the difference in files and folders.

In the image above, you can see that personal folders are now indicated with a green mark, differentiating them from the normal Community folders. Also, selecting files and folders will now only show you the relevant interactions available in the table menu.



Management for personal folders is now simpler, using the autocomplete box you can add users you want to have access to your personal folders. The checkboxes also automatically give relevant access if you select a higher tier of security, for example, giving someone Control will also apply View & Modify access to that folder.

Embracing the new

We’re happy to see a lot of customer have moved from IE8 & IE9 to browsers such as Google Chrome and IE11. Those who have will be able to take advantage of some of the features the newer browser technology brings.

Along with the ability to upload multiple files at the same time, you’ll also be able to quickly drag and drop files from your file explorer straight onto File Manager.


For anyone still using older browser versions or just looking for the conventional methods of uploading your files, the link at the top of File Manager will work just fine.

If you’d like training on this or any Sabisu capability, drop us a line at


As always if you have any questions or suggestions, head over to our LinkedIn group and share your thoughts.

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