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FileManagerSettings.InitialFolder Property

Specifies the initially selected folder within the ASPxFileManager control.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web


public virtual string InitialFolder { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
String String.Empty

A String value that represents the path to the folder, relative to the root folder, assigned via the FileManagerSettings.RootFolder property.

Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Object Type Path to InitialFolder
.Settings .InitialFolder


Use the InitialFolder property to specify the initially selected folder in the file manager, where a user starts browsing. If the property value is empty, the file manager uses the path from the FileManagerSettings.RootFolder property as an initial folder.


Do not assign absolute paths to the InitialFolder property. Set only paths that are relative to the root folder (FileManagerSettings.RootFolder).


FileManager - InitialFolder Property

Web Forms (in markup):

<dx:ASPxFileManager ID="fileManager" runat="server" ...>
    <Settings RootFolder="~/Content/FileManager/Files" ThumbnailFolder="~/Content/FileManager/Thumbnails" 
    AllowedFileExtensions=".jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png" InitialFolder="~/Content/FileManager/Images"/>

Web Forms (in code):

ASPxFileManager fm = new ASPxFileManager();
fm.ID = "ASPxFileManager1";
fm.SettingsUpload.ValidationSettings.DisableHttpHandlerValidation = true;
fm.Settings.RootFolder = Url.Content("~/Content/FileManager/Files");
fm.Settings.ThumbnailFolder = Url.Content("~/Content/FileManager/Thumbnails");
fm.Settings.InitialFolder = Url.Content("~/Content/FileManager/Images");
fm.Settings.AllowedFileExtensions=new String[] { ".jpeg", ".jpg", ".gif", ".png" };


@Html.DevExpress().FileManager( settings => {
    settings.Name = "fileManager";

    settings.Settings.ThumbnailFolder = Url.Content("~/Content/FileManager/Thumbnails");
    settings.Settings.RootFolder = Url.Content("~/Content/FileManager/Files");
    settings.Settings.InitialFolder = "~/Content/FileManager/Images";
    settings.Settings.AllowedFileExtensions= new String[] { ".jpeg", ".jpg", ".gif", ".png" };

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