DNN User Files | Files and Documents Manager

Evotiva DNN UserFiles DNN Evoq Preferred Product Azure Compatible

DNNUserFiles is an easy to use and flexible files and documents manager with many unique and powerful features.

Key Features


Evotiva DNN User Files is an easy to use and flexible file and document manager that allows you to present template-based filtered views of the portal's files served by any folder provider, including all DNNGlobalStorage's supported providers.

Evoq preferred product

This is one of the few products included in DNN Store's Evoq preferred products list.
Evoq Preferred Products have been tested and verified by DNN to work with Evoq products on all supported deployment platforms. When you buy an Evoq Preferred Product, you're buying with confidence that the product meets quality standards and is sold by an established vendor.

Cloud storage support

DNNUserFiles supports any DNN 'folder provider'. This means you can host your files anywhere for which you have a folder provider installed in your DNN site.
For example, using DNNGlobalStorage you can secure your files in a UNC share, Amazon S3, OneDrive, Box, Azure, Google Drive, etc. You can even connect a remote FTP folder.

Dynamic root folder

Any combination of DNN Tokens (including all standard tokens such as [User:UserName] or [Tab:TabID]) can be set as part of the final (defined at run-time) module's root folder.

Robust Files Uploader

Multiple files can be uploaded simultaneously, including big files (larger than 4 GB), and optimized for DNNGlobalStorage (cloud files providers).

Flexible UI

Modern, flexible and fully customizable User Interface, powered by simple (yet powerful) and easy to templates built using standard HTML files (templates).

Responsive and Touch Friendly

DNNUserFiles is shipped with responsive and touch-friendly built-in templates.

Powerful Search Options

Without needing a batch indexer (search engine), DNNUserFiles can instantly locate files by by name, title, description, extension, and tags.

Advanced Search Engine

Document contents are indexed and can be searched. A highly efficient (incrementally updated) search engine can be enabled to add full file's contents search on PDFs, Office documents, etc. Optional integration with the standard DNN Search is provided as well.

Notification and Subscriptions (add-on)

Enable users to subscribe to files and/or folders and get notified when anything (truly anything) changes. Users can choose how and when the notifications will be sent, using the DNN standard setting found on their user's profile.

Advanced URL Sharing

Share the file's true URL, a special and protected 'Download URL' or a unique password-protected URL with an Expiry date and limited allowed usages. Monitor all the activity from a versatile online reporting tool, and export data to MS Excel for further processing.

Tagging done right

Attach one or more tags to any document. DNNUserFiles implements the native DNN taxonomy system, which means you can share the same 'vocabulary' across any other core or 3rd party extension.

Granular Permissions

DNNUserFiles is backed by the native DNN Folders Permissions, which means the permission (read, write, browse, etc.) can be interchangeably set in the module or the standard DNN Digital Assets Manager.
Granular Module's permissions (upload, download, edit, etc.) can be also configured.

Metadata for your files and folders

Title, Description, and Tags: You can attach useful metadata to your files and folders. The best part is that this is implemented as standard DNN meta-data, which means this data can be seen and reutilized by any core or 3rd party extension.

Configurable Filters

Tell DNNUserFiles to show only documents featuring a given set of file's extensions and/or tags.

Advanced Comments

All the power of Disqus, is available for your files and folders.

Admin Notification

Notify Administrators when a file is uploaded.

DNN Journal Integration

Post file activities (upload, overwrite, rename, etc.) to the DNN Journal (user feed).

Web Preview

Images, PDFs and other types of files can be previewed directly.

Bulk Downloads

Download all the contents of a folder in a single ZIP file.

Cloud files previewing and editing

Being deeply integrated with DNNGlobalStorage, DNNUserFiles can directly open for editing documents hosted in Office 365, Box, DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.

Multiple Languages Support

Every static text can be localized to any language. in addition, the template files supports the DNN standard localization internally (via tokens) and externally (using the standard DNN files naming convention).

Downloads Tracking

Who, when from where? Count and track downloads. Monitor everything from a highly configurable online report, and export your data to MS Excel for further processing.

Advanced Date filtering and editing

Filter which files can a user see depending on when a role was granted. Host and admin users can be allowed to edit a document's 'created' or 'updated' date.

Social Groups' Documents

DNNUserFiles can be configured to manage the files related with a given 'Social Role'. This mode of operation also supports the 'Dynamic Root' feature.

Compatible with DNN core's 'User Mode'

In mode of operation, the module's root will be set (dynamically) as the standard 'User Folder' defined by DNN. Combining this with the 'Dynamic Root' feature is allowed.

Scope and behavior for Subfolders

DNNUserFiles can automatically exclude the subfolders, present all files (in all subfolders) as a flat list, or show the regular folder's structure.

Sorting and Paging

You can define a default sort order which users can change at run time. Paging can be enabled, along with a default initial page size, which can also be changed at run time.

Query String Parameters

DNNUserFiles supports defining the root folder or social group via URL (query string parameters).

Microsoft Azure Compatible

Tested and approved to run in Microsoft Azure.

Choose which features will be available

The module has many features. Any of them can be turn on or off depending on your needs.

Powerful tokens

A wide set of powerful tokens is provided, which can be utilized in the templates and when defining a 'Dynamic Root' (for example: [UserFiles:QueryString|element]).

Built Upon Standards

DNNUserFiles was built upon DNN standard APIs. This means, no obscure proprietary API is needed to work with its data or share it with other extensions. Its API is the DNN Core API: files and folders, metadata, tagging, notifications, and folder providers.

Avoid unauthorized direct access

You can secure your files making them impossible to be downloaded directly by simply using DNN's built-in 'Secure' or 'Database' Folder Providers. Make them even more secure hosting them outside DNN, in a private cloud folder structure in Azure, Amazon S3 or anywhere supported by DNNGlobalStorage.

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Description


  • Compatible with DNN 7+, DNN 8+ and DNN 9+
  • DNN 6.2+ (even running under .NET 3.5) is supported by DNNUserFiles version 2.0.4.
  • Features compatibility with DNN virtual file system, easy to create templates, optional download tracking, and more.
  • Microsoft Azure Compatible. Tested and approved to run in Microsoft Azure.
  • 100% compatible with the DNN virtual File System. This means, you can use any folder provider, such as DNN's built-in secure and database providers, or the ones provided by DNN GlobalStorage (Amazon S3, Windows Azure, DropBox, BOX, Google Drive, OneDrive, Office 365, [S]FTP, etc.), and also rely on the documents manager capabilities of the underlying provider.
  • Very fast and efficient, even when handling large amounts of files.
  • It is an Evoq Preferred Product. Evoq Preferred Products have been tested and verified by DNN to work with Evoq products on all supported deployment platforms. When you buy an Evoq Preferred Product, you're buying with confidence that the product meets quality standards and is sold by an established vendor.
  • Modern and flexible (fully customizable) UI
  • Dynamic root folder. The module's root folder can be defined to depend on the who is the current user of the module, and/or in which page or portal the module currently is, the value of a given variable in the page's URL (query string), or anything you can image, for which there is DNN or UserFiles Token available.
  • Powerful tokens (including custom "query string" tokens, and all the standard DNN tokens). Same examples: [UserFiles:RESX:|key] to get a localized text, [UserFiles:QueryString|element] to get the element's value from the page's URL, [UserFiles:RefreshFolder|RESX:RefreshFolder] to add a button to the page (with a localized text) that when clicked or tapped will refresh the underlying file system in the context of the current folder.
  • Customizable simple and pure HTML layouts (templates), in which you are allowed to include JavaScript code, if you want.
  • Multiple files uploader, supporting very big files (tested with files larger than 4 GB), and optimized for cloud files providers (implementing 'chunked' uploads for some folder providers).
  • Advanced search by file's content. Find text within PDF, DOC/DOCX, PPT/PPTX, TXT, and any file for which there is an IFilter installed on the server (some file extensions doesn't need IFilter).
  • Native DNN tagging system (with search support)
  • Native DNN folder permissions management. DNNUserFiles is backed by the native DNN Folders Permissions, which means the permission (read, write, browse, etc.) can be interchangeably set in the module or the standard DNN Digital Assets Manager.
  • Granular Permissions: Granular Module's permissions (upload, download, edit, delete, create folders, view reports, etc.) can be configured on each module's instance.
  • Optional native DNN global search integration, including the file's content, tags, titles, descriptions, relative paths, etc.
  • Responsive and touch friendly built-in templates
  • Native DNN meta-data support (Title, Description, Taxonomy)
  • Index contents of documents, search by contents and metadata
  • Special features for administrators (edit file's dates, and more)
  • Configurable filters by file's extension, tags or a given DNN role's "start date"
  • Make your files even more secure hosting them in your favorite cloud storage powered by GlobalStorage.
  • Powerful URL Sharing capabilities
  • Journal (user feed) integration
  • Notifications
  • 100% built upon DNN standard APIs. This means, no obscure proprietary API is needed to work with its data. Its API is the DNN Core (files and folders, metadata, tagging, notifications, folder providers, etc.).
  • You can upload very large files (regarding the module, there is no limit). For example, it was tested uploading DVD image files (4 GB file size).
  • Complete control over the way the files are presented to the user, via easy to create templates (basically, the templates are standard html files).
  • To create or update a template, you don't need to know anything about Razor, Angular, Knockout, or whatever; just plain and simple HTML.

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  • Fully localizable, including an easy way to make the templates localizable (multilingual).
  • Mobile friendly.
  • Being deeply integrated with DNNGlobalStorage, DNNUserFiles can directly open for previewing or editing (depending on the logged in user's permissions in the attached storage) documents hosted in Office 365, Box, DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.
  • Configuring some simple settings you can configure the module to provide users their own 'sand boxed' place for private files
  • Wide range of 'tokens' that you can include in your templates and the (optionally) dynamic root path for the files being listed.
  • It supports a 'root folder pattern', who defines additional items (static and dynamic) that will be added 'at runtime' to the root folder that was defined. It supports tokens, such as [User:...], [Profile:...], [Module:...], [Tab:...], etc.
  • Three modes of operation are supported: "Normal": (a root folder (+pattern) is defined as the starting point; "Group": allows defining a common repository of files attached to a social group; and "User": provided for compatibility with DNN's Digital Assets module.
  • Optional support for 'query string' parameters.
  • Option to provide a 'flat' view of all files included in the configured root folder and its subfolders.
  • Built-in support for DNN Taxonomy, enabling file's tagging and filtering.
  • Built-in support for DNN MetaData, such as adding Titles and Descriptions (free HTML text) to files.
  • Built-in support for basic files and folders management: add, delete, rename, etc. Users with proper permissions can also edit folder's permissions for DNN roles and users
  • PDF files direct previewing
  • Comments (powered by Disqus) can be enabled for files and folders
  • Option to post in the user's feed (journal) new file uploads.
  • Option to notify administrators when a file was uploaded.
  • Bulk download a folder as a ZIP file
  • Any folder provider is fully supported (even other providers, besides DNN GlobalStorage).
  • When utilized with DNN Global Storage (v 2.3 or later), it can provide enhanced functionality, like an optimized upload experience for Amazon S3 and Windows Azure
  • Option to hide files from users, based on which date a role was granted to them. It also provides an easy way for Host and Admin users to update the 'start date' of a file.
  • Optional 'URL Sharing' feature. Create your own 'share links' for everyone, with optional expiration date, password, and max downloads limits. You can find more information about this feature in the documentation and demo videos.
  • Optional downloads tracking.
  • Optional Filter by a list of allowed file extensions.
  • Optional Filter by a list of allowed file tags.
  • Powerful optional content-based search engine. This means, it can search for text inside office documents, pdf or txt files, etc.

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Integrations


When combined with a DNN Folder Provider (such as DNN GlobalStorage, it enables you to have your files secured in your favorite cloud storage provider.

Windows Azure Amazon S3 Dropbox Windows UNC FTP FTP FTP Box.net Rackspace Cloudfiles Microsoft OneDrive Microsoft OneDrive for Business Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint

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