Aberrant File Browser

Aberrant File Browser

Aberrant File Browser is a PHP script designed as a drop-in, lightweight replacement for the default directory listing pages generated by web servers like Apache.


  • View and navigate through files and directories
  • Preview images in a colorbox (lightbox) gallery
  • Preview common documents in an embedded Google Docs frame
  • Listen to MP3s in an inline flash MP3 player
  • 25 file icons for 67 different file extensions
  • Option to add link to directly download files
  • Optional password protection to restrict outsiders from viewing directories and files that it can list

Known limitations

  • Documents must be available online to be viewed in a Google Docs frame


  • 0.36
    • First submitted to CodeCanyon
  • 0.37
    • Added download feature.
  • 0.38
    • Bug fix: Fixed documents in subfolders not correctly opening in iframes
    • Potential bug fix: Added office MIME types to .htaccess
  • 0.40
    • Added easy installation script.
  • 0.41
    • Updated ColorBox and Lazy Load to latest versions
    • Bug fix: Fixed issue where dot directories (like .example) weren’t browseable.
  • 0.42
    • Added default timezone.
  • 0.43
    • Fixed error when PHP is set to strict standards