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Set Up Private Files

Each user has a private files area for uploading and managing a set of files. The Private files repository provides the following benefits:

  • Organize files into private folders and sub-folders
  • Upload files easily to the course
  • Link or copy files into course modules
  • Linked files only need to be updated in one place

More on managing repositories on the Moodle website (may be available in English only)

Enable the Private files repository

Steps: Administration > Site administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage repositories

Private files are turned on by default in all new and upgraded sites. If you need to change the setting, complete the following steps.

  1. From Administration select Site administration and Plugins.
  2. Select Repositories and Manage repositories.
  3. Update the Private files setting.

    Options include Enabled and visible, Enabled but hidden, and Disabled.

  4. Select Continue to save the changes.

Set global maximum storage size

Steps: Administration > Site administration > Security > Site policies

You can set maximum number of bytes that your users can store in their own private file area.

  1. From Administration select Site administration
  2. Select Security and Site policies.
  3. Update the User quota bytes.

    The default is 100mb (104857600kb).

  4. Select Save Changes when finished.