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Recent files repository

From Carleton Moodle Docs

The recent files repository allows users quickly to locate files they uploaded previously.

Using Recent files

  • Recent files can be accessed anywhere the file picker is available. HOWEVER...
  • Recent files are context-sensitive -that is to say - you will only see the type of file Moodle thinks you want to upload.

Example 1: A user clicks the image icon in the text editor to upload an image already used in a different course. The Recent files repository will only show image files even though the user might have uploaded files of other types previously.

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Example 2: A user clicks the Moodle media icon to upload a sound file already used in a different course. The Recent files repository will only show media files even though the user might have uploaded files of other types previously.

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When a recently uploaded file is re-used elsewhere in Moodle, the teacher has the option to make a copy (a new, unconnected version) or to create a shortcut or alias. See Working with files for more details.

How Recent are Recent files?

  • There is no set time for the display of Recent files - that is to say - it isn't the last two days or two weeks etc.
  • Recent files are by default the last 50 files the user has uploaded to Moodle. This number can be changed by the admin

Changing the number of Recent files

  • Go to Administration > Site Administration > Plugins > Repositories > Recent Files
  • Click the blue Settings link
  • Change the number to your preferred number.

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Disabling Recent files

Recent files is enabled by default but can be disabled by the administrator if required.

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  • Go to Administration > Site Administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage Repositories
  • Change the drop down next to Recent files from "Enabled and Visible" to "Disabled"

FAQ

I can't see all my uploaded files in Recent files

  • This is probably due to the place where you are accessing Recent files. See here for more information.