Show Me My Assets!


Michael Rog

3rd Party (Free)

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EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



Makes Assets your default file browser, auto-expands subfolders.

This extension uses the cp_menu_array hook to replace the Control Panel link to the default EE File Manager with a link to the Assets module’s file browser.

(The extension checks first to make sure Assets is installed, and also confirms that the user has permissions to access the module in the CP.)

Optionally, the extension also introduces a bit of JavaScript (using the cp_js_end hook) to automatically expand subfolders in the file browser.

(Requires ExpressionEngine 2.2+)

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Hooks Used

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  1. cp_js_end

This entry was created July 7, 2011, 1:22 pm.
This entry was last updated September 3, 2016, 4:33 pm.

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4 Reviews:

iris-webmaster 03.20.15

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I concur with the other users: simple and effective. Does what it says cleanly and simply. This should be a required extension if you use Assets. Highly recommended (and free!). Thanks!

Adam Khan 06.22.12

Adam Khan
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Forgot this wasn’t part of Assets and submitted a trouble ticket to P&T asking why the Content > Files > File Manager link wasn’t working!

BA Creative 07.15.11

BA Creative
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Perfect! This creates a more seamless experience, simple and effective. Thanks!

Sean Delaney 07.08.11

Sean Delaney
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Absolutely brilliant – can’t stop recommending this extension enough!