I see imce can make sub-folder using administer-imce, but I would be nice if user can create their own sub-folder because every user has different need for their subfolder name.


ufku’s picture

Status: Active » Postponed

for near future there is no plan for allowing users create folders.

drupalnesia’s picture

why? is it about security issue? if it is only about time then i will try to hack imce and posting here.

ufku’s picture

Title: Create sub-folder per role » Let users create sub-folders

yes it will bring new issues. and there isn't enough amount of requests for this feature to think that it's a necessity.

trevorleenc’s picture

this would be a great feature I think...

as a site I am working on, has lots of articles, and many have 5-10 images per article...the ability to put images relating to that article in a directory for just that article would be very helpful in the long run.

bdornbush’s picture

I changed my sites from using FCKEditor's File Browser to IMCE because IMCE will allow a user to delete a file. Without this feature, when a user uploaded a new file, it was renamed and led to many versions of a file.

However, FCKEditor's File Browser allows a user to create a sub-directory which is great for maintaining organization of the files. Please consider adding it, similar to what FCKEditor's File Browser supports.

mr.andrey’s picture

I too would love to see this feature. It's the one thing that is lacking. Our site's users are starting to get overwhelmed by many files in one directory. They're all mostly images, so creating sub-folder "images" on admin level won't make a difference.

TinyMCE's commercial image manager looks really wonderful, but I'm not too thrilled about only 6 months of updates.

Asset module seems to have better filemanager UI, but it's javascript code and UI are so buggy that it's unusable on a production site.

We have used FCKeditor, but switched to TinyMCE some months ago.


nath’s picture

We are in the same boat having thousands of articles each with a couple of pictures. Letting the users create subfolders doesn't seem the best solution to me though. I was thinking more about having some automatism that creates new subfolders for each new article.

brownjed’s picture

I like this automatic folder for article idea. We rename all of our images to node#-picture# to help us keep track of what article the pictures come from. This might simplify this for us.

dmstru’s picture

Yes I think this function is very actual.

Please realease possibilites to create subfolders.

nitram079’s picture

any implementation of the above discussed would be greatly appreciated... Thanks a bunch for any effort!

mpaler’s picture

+1 for letting users create folders.

enzipher’s picture

I cast my vote on this one as well.

cotton23’s picture

Title: Let users create sub-folders » #13

+1 vote

wdrout’s picture

+1 Vote

ogi’s picture

Title: #13 » Let users create sub-folders
Priority: Critical » Normal

I don't understand why allowing users to create directories makes new (security?!) issues.

ufku’s picture

The actual reason was not security. Directory creation is the first step of endless feature requests on directory handling. Then it would be followed by rename, delete, move, copy...

I can say that this won't fix for 5.x branch. On the other hand, there is hope for 6.x.

drupalnesia’s picture

Status: Postponed » Closed (fixed)

I just update openWYSIWYG module with "folder create" feature. Some ideas taken from FCKeditor File Browser and IMCE.

stefanhapper’s picture

It is really a missing feature. There is no image/file editor for Drupal that can handle lots of files and many people. And you quickly get lots of files even on smaller sites. By implementing it, IMCE could take a big lead in regard to other editors.

tobiass’s picture

Have a look at http://drupal.org/project/imce_mkdir. For me it works very well although it is only a CVS version. Only available for D6.

Vako’s picture

Great, so we do have a solution. However, why do we have to 're-invent the wheel' and have so many submodules linked to each other?!
What's the big deal of incorporating this module with the main IMCE module? that will make it a more complete module and faster to implement.

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Gergely Varga’s picture

+1 i vote for automated folder creation... :P

donquixote’s picture

IMCE could be extended to a nice filesystem management tool.
I agree this would attract a lot more feature requests, so.. maybe you should rather add some hooks to allow other modules to do this job?

The main possible benefits compared to existing file manager modules:
- Nothing is stored in the database. Thus, no orphan database entries are left when you delete files via FTP.
- You don't need separate tools for image picking and file management.

donquixote’s picture

Version: 6.x-1.x-dev » 5.x-1.x-dev

@drupal-id.com (#17)
I don't see why this issue should be closed. A lot of people and existing sites use IMCE + WYSIWYG API + TinyMCE or FCK, and don't want to switch to a different system.

Now I see you were the topic starter :) Anyway, I think there are enough people still interested in this.

donquixote’s picture

Version: 5.x-1.x-dev » 6.x-1.x-dev
Status: Closed (fixed) » Postponed

And why is this still 5.x ?

ldekay’s picture

Version: 5.x-1.x-dev » 6.x-1.x-dev

http://drupal.org/project/imce_mkdir is an awesome addition. I have just begun building a multi-level site and was already running into major problems keeping track of uploaded images and files. This module will be a sanity saver. Thanks a bunch!

Vako’s picture

Idekay, check post#19...;)

ufku’s picture

Status: Postponed » Fixed

Marking this fixed as imce_mkdir module has proven to be a working solution for creating sub-directories.

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.

Francewhoa’s picture

@All: http://drupal.org/project/imce_mkdir works for me.

@Vako: Personally I like having multiple modules linked to each other. For two reasons: first it allow me to select the modules that better match my needs. Compare to one module with less flexibility. Second, on large site the ability to deactivate a modules that I don't use saves lot of RAM. And RAM is one of the most expensive server expansion.

Anonymous’s picture

+1 i vote for automated folder creation.

And I would like to be able to use node tokens (i.e. node id or node title) for directory names.

Tigerboy’s picture

Yes we definitely should allow users to make folders. No it doesn't add any security issue. Also the photo display area should not be formatted as a window but should be a frame underneath the main screen which autosizes up to a certain limit to the size of the photo. These are two major flaws still undone after years of IMCE and this effects the usefulness of drupal very seriously.

tharrison’s picture

Let's say we all agree that the only thing we wanted was ability to add and delete subdirectories (and delete only if empty). No move, no rename. Given 20 or 30 requests for this functionality, it seems like maybe there's a sufficient need for this?

Pretty please?

Ludo.R’s picture

I think this would be a great enhancement, as users should organise their files/pictures just as they would do their documents fodler (e.g. Windows folders).

For now i will try http://drupal.org/project/imce_mkdir, but i think it would be nice if this feature could be integrated directly in imce.

shark’s picture

+1 for the idea of managing folders through IMCE.

But since the imce_mkdir module does exist, I'd suggest at least linking to it on the IMCE project page, perhaps under Features. It could read like this:


  • Basic file operations: upload, delete
  • Adding directories via the imce_mkdir module
  • ...
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espressochino’s picture

I agree with the rest, at the very least, auto folder creation based on the node or something.
Having a flat list for a site that is heavily updated, or even a site with say 10 or 20 pages gets ridiculous when you start factoring in thumbnails…..

Its 2011 and a flat list is so 1979… wait not even.

damien_vancouver’s picture

@All: http://drupal.org/project/imce_mkdir works for me too.

BUT even after enabling it users won't see the "manage directories" tab if they are uploading a media file right off the Browser button. Instead, they must visit the global file manager at http://example.com/imce and then they will have all the buttons enabled (ie. thumbnails, directory management).

You can instruct users that if they need a folder created and they are in the middle of uploading a file, that they go to http://example.com/imce in a new tab or window and make the folder there, then return to their other tab and click the folder again, say OK to refreshing it, and then new folder will show up for them to choose and press "insert file".

organicHack’s picture

Definitely agree that Drupal needs a good media manager that allows a user to create directories, though big kudos for the maintainers of this module thus far! I'm going to give imce_mkdir a whirl and see how far I get. If it is a stable module, it would be great if they would merge into one package (and really imce_bridge so it doesn't take 3 module installs to really get a file manager going).

Thanks again for hard work & providing essentials to the Drupal community!

kram08980’s picture

Hi there,

I'm developing a site that will have some news everyday, so we need a way users can upload images throught WYSIWYG. They should be ordered someway (I prefer per node and/or per date), if IMCE is not able to do it, what do you use? Where can I get more info, please?


essenceofginger’s picture

Version: 6.x-1.x-dev » 7.x-1.5

I too would like to see the ability for users to create subfolders included in base functionality.

NenadP’s picture

I agree, that would be nice. Even it is great software as-is, there is impression something is missing ;)