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Meet File Browser, a Small but Mighty Web File Browser

Meet File Browser, a Small but Mighty Web File Browser

Meet File Browser, an open source, self-hosted alternative to services like Dropbox and other web based file browsers. Today we’ll configure a containerized version of File Browser and have you up and going in just a few minutes. We’ll also walk through creating, editing, moving, copying, and even sharing files and folders so that you get a better understanding about what File Browser is all about.

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Don’t forget to check out the 🚀Launchpad repo with all of the quick start source files.

Docker Setup

See this post on how to install docker and docker-compose

Running the container

If you’re using Docker compose

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mkdir filebrowser
cd filebrowser
touch docker-compose.yml
nano docker-compose.yml # copy the contents from below
touch filebrowser.db
docker-compose up -d --force-recreate

docker-compose.yml

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---
version: '3'
services:
  file-browser:
    image: filebrowser/filebrowser
    container_name: file-browser
    user: 1000:1000
    ports:
      - 8081:80
    volumes:
      - /home/serveradmin/:/srv
      - /home/serveradmin/filebrowser/filebrowser.db:/database.db
    restart: unless-stopped
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true

If you’re using Rancher, Portainer, Open Media Vault, Unraid, or anything else with a GUI, just copy and paste the environment variables above into the form on the web page.

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