Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Relay: Ajax Directory Manager

Category: Showcase

Chris Iufer has updated and relaunched his Ajax Directory Manager which is now called Relay.

We are freely distributing the software open-source. So we hope it comes in handy to all those readers of yours who were begging to get their hands on a copy of it. The project is launching as a public Beta, and we hope that the community will really help us make this thing stellar. Were positioning it as a better way to manage your site files for things like blogs or personal homepages, and to transfer files between artists and their clients.


  • drag-n-drop files and folders
  • dynamic loading file structure
  • upload progress bar
  • thumbnail view, including pdf
  • multiple users & accounts

Relay Ajax Directory Manager

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:01 am

4.2 rating from 79 votes


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another AJAX file manager: – click the Image icon on the second row, then click Browse Server

Comment by Kae Verens — June 29, 2006

This is nothing.. ;) Check out, it’s out there for almost two years now.

It features:
– browse multiple folders in tabs
– drag&drop (multiple items): from folder to subfolder, from folder to other tab, from folder to tree.
– contextual menu
– sort items with norefresh
– change view type (details, icons, thumbnails) – nofresh.
– cut/copy without refresh
– manage files and folders (browse/move/copy, etc..) while uploading big files, using the tab system
– any much more…

And people say norefresh and drag&drop is something new…

Congrats for the cool site (Ajaxian)!


Vlad Roman

Comment by Vlad Roman — June 29, 2006

Pretty Not much else. Would be nice if it worked. The upload doesnt work… the drag n drop doesnt work. I find clicking add to cart (link) much easier than dragging. why not remove the drag all togeather….

Comment by Mario — June 29, 2006

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I’m currently working on one, but I’m looking for help to get it finished – this is a little preview:

Comment by Marco M. Jaeger — June 29, 2006

awesome – keep up the great work. everything i tried in it works. my company will be using this and extending the feature set.

thanks for contributing to the community.

Comment by krazykarl — June 29, 2006

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So I downloaded it and tried to get it working on our shared server. I setup a .htaccess file to allow cgi scripts with .pl extensions, changed the path in the file. Everything works but uploading (the main part). When I try and run it gives me an error. It seems it was built for windows servers, and converting to unix isn’t an easy task. If anyone gets it working let me know.

Comment by Bryan — June 29, 2006

Nevermind, just had to change the line encodings to Unix.

Comment by Bryan — June 29, 2006

if anyone wants to work with us to patch cPanel with this shoot me an email

Comment by krazykarl — June 29, 2006

Vlad and Marco, wheres your source code?

Comment by Noone — June 29, 2006

ugh this comment system still wants me to download a .php file…blah for commenting here again.

Comment by Noone — June 29, 2006

where in the world is the required config.ini.php and SQL dumpfile in the zip file? pretty much useless until we have those ;)

Comment by Alex — June 30, 2006

Bryan: could you please tell me how you managed to make it work (the upload) in unix/linux? already changed the line encoding in script and the path… i think i’m missing the right .htaccess statements… never used perl for web purposes :)

Alex: ??? try installing it :)

Comment by Miguel Benevides — June 30, 2006

I’m getting the impression that this software sucks; there seems little PRACTICAL info on how to get this installed successfully on a server. I’m no web developer, just a user and I need a plain English guide.

Pity but like all things on the web, I bet there is something else out there.

Comment by Deano — August 26, 2006

As anyone got this working? I tried installing on a windows 2003 box with not luck. I have been looking for something like this for a while. :)


Comment by Aaron — November 16, 2006

another file manager alternative –

Comment by Kae Verens — December 23, 2006

I got this working in less than an hour.

The software is made by developers for developers, so if you don’t know how to tweak a bit of php, you’re out of luck.

In the end, it’s the best (free) software out there though, and it servers it purpose VERY well.

Comment by Andrew Vos — February 23, 2007

It is a great product but if you can not upload by drag and drop using a java applet is not good enough for me. Afian is a great product but not free.
Why don’t they add the option of uploading with an applet??
It would be an ftp killer…

Comment by sturgis — March 27, 2007

Hi there,

Just wanted to say that this is an excellent application and for free, well what else could you ask for?

All works perfectly as advertised. I was just wondering though if there is any way of getting different users to only have access to certain folders?

I would love to be able to have say 10 folders and each one of those is only accessible to a certain user(s). Within each of those folders could be more folders but essentially they would just have the access to the main folder and not be able to go up from their main level.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated as I think this would pretty much cover everything then.



Comment by Mark Bowen — July 20, 2007

look at a other : AJAX WEB BROWSER (in french)

Comment by alban — August 9, 2007


I created an interesting cgi overload which allowed relay to get file but stopped users getting to the directory via their browsers. The .htaccess line was:

“Redirect index.html ../../error docs/403.php”

The .htaccess file was located in the users root folder which stopped access to all subfolders as well. I just happened to stumble accross it accidently when messing around myself!


If you only want your users to email files from a certain address (local) for example, you can edit the relay.html file as shown below on line 145:

Basically you just hide the email from input and remove its layout table.

Comment by shatter — April 3, 2009

Hello every body, I am encoutering few problems with Relay (wonderfull manager !)

Firstly, I would like to remove the zip option in the area “download cart” (when you click on “download”) but i don’t know how to do it ? It is possible to modify the script ?
Secondly (very big problem for me), when I download a big file (about 40Mo, “download File” option), I can’t browse / manage the website (freeze) ? How can i correct this bug ?

Thanks, by advance

Comment by Diego75 — June 6, 2010

ajax file manager

FileUltimate is an ASP.NET file manager control which you can add directly to your existing ASP.NET (.aspx) pages. The control renders a user interface similar to “Windows Explorer” within the page and this user interface allows you to view the contents of the predefined root folders and allow complete file management actions within those folders. File management actions can be limited by predefined permissions and quota limits on each folder separately.

Comment by simones — December 13, 2010

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