extension ExtPose

Local Explorer - File Manager on web browser

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File Manager for Chrome, open files and folders on local directories or network shares

Image from store Local Explorer - File Manager on web browser
Description from store Local Explorer gives a rich and enhanced file manager that can replace your need browsing files, by letting you do it directly in your web browser. Local Explorer opens Windows Explorer when a local folder is clicked, or associated application when a file is clicked. For examples, click *.doc file to open MS Word, click *.avi file to open Windows Media Player, and so on... Local Explorer can open files and folders on the local hard disk drives, network shares, mapped remote directories or Active Directory environment. The two most commonly used applications on your computer are your file browser and your web browser. Wouldn't it be great if they were both in one place? EXAMPLES C:\Users\my_user_name\Documents ("My Documents" folders) \\\shared\local\folders\files (network drive) W:\folder\ and W:\folder\file.doc (on webpages they're "file:///W:/folder/" and "file:///W:/folder/file.doc") NOTES!! - We built this long ago for our in-house system, and now we publish it and it's free. If you found a problem, contact us at [email protected] or the "Send Feedback" button to the right before you post a negative review. We appreciated that. It helps other people too. - We don't support Unicode yet. The extension won't work if the path or file name contains Unicode characters. - Currently it works only on Windows, we would build Mac OSX and Linux version if we got high volume of requests. - For the people complain about anti-vir warnings, it was a FALSE POSITIVE. We rebuilt our Integration module, see this http://goo.gl/qDNGP7 - SILENT INSTALL command line for the Integration module: LocalExplorer-Setup.exe /S ===================== --- HOW TO SET UP --- For security reason, Google has made a policy to not allow webpages to read-write local resource on hard drives. So we need an integration between the Chrome Extension and File System (Windows Explorer, Mac OSX Finder) using an external process. To install both, just follow the simple steps below. INSTALL LOCAL EXPLORER - Add the extension to Chrome/Firefox/Safari on webstore or using this link: http://www.vnprodev.com/browser-extensions/local-explorer-install.php - On Windows, please download and install this app http://goo.gl/trX9bB for Windows Explorer integration, just run "LocalExplorer-Setup.exe" once then you're ready to go. SILENT INSTALL command line for the Integration module: LocalExplorer-Setup.exe /S - Set your default folder in Settings page. ================== --- CHANGE LOG --- Version 1.4.13: + Bugfix for some broken pages (ebay, ...) + Added support for Windows 10 Version 1.4.0: + Add Settings page + Add extension button, click to open default folder Version 1.3: + Completely rebuild the Integration module + No more AVs false positive + Added support for Windows 8 Version 1.2: + Bugfix for special characters in URLs (escape/unescape) Version 1.1: + Click-to-open web links + Windows Explorer integration ======================== --- ABOUT THE AUTHOR --- Developed by VNProDev Team. We developed browser addons, plugins and extensions just for fun and helping other people in our free time. If you got issues, or feature requests, do not hesitate to leave us a message here or email to [email protected] - You are welcome! ==================== --- TERMS OF USE --- Our Browser Extension Service collects and stores anonymous information about specific webpages, debugging information of how the extension work on those webpages. The information collected by the extension is completely anonymous and can’t be personally identifiable. We use these information for improving the extensions's workflow and fixing bugs. We do not use them for any commercial purpose and do not sell them to any third party company. VNProDev.com does not require that you provide us the information in order to use most of our services. Therefore, you can always choose not to provide such information. You may disable the Browser Extension Service from reporting anonymous information by using the Options menu in the Browser Extension Service. If supported, you may configure in the Options menu in the Browser Extension Service. If you choose to use our Browser Extension Service, any dispute with VNProDev.com over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the law of Vietnam. If you have any concern about privacy at VNProDev.com, please [contact us] with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Website Terms of Use will change also. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-01-17) F. R.: Would be better if you could limit to given URLs http://localhost -> use the plugin http://my.domain -> use the plugin http://google.com -> default behaviour of chrome
  • (2020-01-16) Mirko P: Great Extension but when i click on a link, i see a dialog box saying "Open Local Explorer?" Then i have to choose between 2 buttons, "Open" and "Cancel"! This is terrible, each time confirmation-click. How can i disable this? Do you other guys also have this behaviour? Is this a Chrome thing or a extension thing? I tried everything, all settings i was able to find... no success. On another PC, it works without a Dialog box, no idea why, settings 100% the same!!! Hope anyone can help me out.
  • (2019-12-31) Courtney Stearns: Conceptually it is a good idea. Unfortunately, the installation of the Integration Module didn't work for me. I downloaded and installed the Integration Module on my Windows machine (Windows 10 Professional). "Installation complete..." but the configuration screen did not appear and no shortcuts were created. I found the executable in the x86 folder, but that did not load either. Additionally, the documentation for configuring the Integration module - the "one simple step" is in my opinion poorly written and has no functional help for this problem.
  • (2019-11-19) Eric Strid: Does anyone know how to get it to work when the user is not an administrator on the computer?
  • (2019-11-14) David Young: Crazy constraints on Win file access at one client made this a no brain'er. Love it!
  • (2019-11-10) Jim Bui: its very helful. Thanks
  • (2019-09-08) Алексей Городков: setup
  • (2019-08-13) John Blackledge: Oh - only for Windows Chrome users? - Bleh. Uninstalled.
  • (2019-07-15) kb neopaney: done correctly
  • (2019-07-10) Anderson Melo: So Cool
  • (2019-06-20) Nate Hadro: A little vague on the instructions, but in short 1. Add the extension, 2. Install the associated tool on your machine. 3. Click on a link and say open with that associated application. From there you are good to go. Seems to work well and really the only option I've found that works. Thank you!
  • (2019-06-19) P GS: this is malware. the code hijacks your clicks to ad pages so the cun- can make money
  • (2019-06-07) Walter Segovia: Es muy necesario para aplicaciones web.
  • (2019-06-04) Bruce Davidson: Doesn't work on chrome os, so why is it in the chrome store?
  • (2019-06-01) ふりかけごはん: Please correspond to the Japanese path. 日本語パスに対応させてください。
  • (2019-05-16) Fred Miller: Works Great, but I would like a way to search for file names. If there is let me know.
  • (2019-05-16) A nonymous: can not windows shortcut open .lnk
  • (2019-02-23) COOL.
  • (2018-12-19) João Alexandre: Exactly what I needed. I'm using this to open local folders and files in WorkFlowy. Amazing.
  • (2018-12-15) Hello Code: How to pass arguments to links? i want to pass parameters to .exe file like we do in cmd Example: "localexplorer: C: /test/file.exe Arg1 Arg2" Can anyone help out in this.
  • (2018-12-13) Jim Heald: No Linux support
  • (2018-12-05) Evan Stravers: Is malware, installed itself somehow and now I cannot uninstall it.
  • (2018-11-12) Vladimir Malzam: Не добавляет функционала. То что есть,браузер умеет делать и без приложения. Хоть бы двухпанельный интерфейс сделали.
  • (2018-10-11) Jamir Butler: very difficult to use. did not do what it advertised.
  • (2018-09-21) Владимир Иванов: не работает.

Latest issues

  • (2019-12-13, v:2016.6.21.0) ITS Inc.: Pop Up since Chrome update
    Since one of the last versions of Chrome we have a popup asking "Open File Explorer App?" This didn't used to occur. Is there a way to change this so that this does not continuously pop up?
  • (2019-11-22, v:2016.6.21.0) Наталья Литвин: "file or folder not found"
    При попытке открыть файл, название которого содержит кириллицу, появляется ошибка "file or folder not found". Есть ли возможность настроить открытие файлов и папок не только на латинице, но и на кириллице?
  • (2019-11-11, v:2016.6.21.0) Mike Ma playlist: fenêtre de confirmation...
    Quelqu'un peut t'il m'aider svp ? Car depuis que j'ai effacé toutes mes données de navigation et l'historique dans Chrome, une fenêtre s'ouvre et me demande à chaque clic : "Ouvrir LocalExplorer App ? [ouvrir] [annuler]"
  • (2019-11-07, v:2016.6.21.0) Marco Kirchmair: Umlaute
    Ich kann keine Ordner in meinem Filesystem mit Umlaute öffnen. z.B. C:\\daten\Aufträge Bitte um behebung
  • (2019-10-09, v:2016.6.21.0) William Thebrand: Linux / Unix support
    Have not been able to get the extension to work in my unix system. Was wondering if unix was supported at all?
  • (2019-10-08, v:2016.6.21.0) Scott Wilson: Phone
    How do I get google to phone me?
  • (2019-10-08, v:2016.6.21.0) Scott Wilson: Hacked
    My entore sustem is bring run my outside means. Please call asap/ Scott 310.9844631
  • (2019-10-08, v:2016.6.21.0) Joseph Cam: There used to be a "remember" setting option that seems to have gone away.
    Is there a way to stop chrome from asking to access the directory via the extension? There used to be a "remember" setting option that seems to have gone away.
  • (2019-10-04, v:2016.6.21.0) Thomas Oaks: Recent Windows Update
    Now while using at work, I have a popup every time I click a link asking "Open File Explorer App?" - This is a bit annoying, I'd like that disabled with a update if possible, or email me instructions on how to disable this. [email protected]
  • (2019-09-28, v:2016.6.21.0) Rahish Kumar: Confirmation Check box
    in older version when i clicked a folder, locar explorer was asking if i want to open the files "always" with local explorer as a choice. Now in updated chrome i dont have such a choice. Can you guide me how to enable it? Thanks in advance.
  • (2019-09-23, v:2016.6.21.0) Panagiotis Alexopoulos: Confirmation tick box.
    In older version when i clicked a folder, locar explorer was asking if i want to open the files "always" with local explorer as a choice. Now in updated chrome i dont have such a choice. Can you guide me how to enable it? Thanks in advance.


3.4905 (263 votes)
Last update / version
2016-06-21 / 2016.6.21.0
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