From GameBrew

Last Updated2008/03/05
TypeFile Browsers

A lightweight file manager for the Nintendo DS. It features preliminary folder creation support and support for multi-extension files.


Download and extract file.

Put the .nds file in flashcard/linker.

User guide

In the Toolbar:

  • Red Icon - Delete file/folder (detects automatically).
  • Card with pencil - Rename file (folders not supported yet).


Up/Down - Select file/folder

A - Open

B - Back to parent folder



  • Fixed the typo (Folrder) (thanks Josiah).
  • Canceling renaming was broken, now fixed (Thanks Gh0st).
  • Raised the number of files permited to show to 600 (Hope that's enough).
  • Added check for deleting folders( if something goes wrong he'll warn you!).
  • Fixed a bug that ocurred when entering the first folder in the card's root.
  • iFile now says happy birthday (When the right time comes of course).
  • Source now under GPL License v3.
  • Can now create folders (may be buggy).
  • By Pressing "A" when keyboard on screen, it's the same as pressing enter.
  • Added check for successfull folder creation.
  • Now supports multi extension files (ie: is now identified as an image).
  • Fixed an extension bug (case is now ignored when checking file extensions).


  • Now deletes folders and subfolders (thanks masscat).
  • Now scrolls up and down (press up or down and hold it).
  • DS now says hello.
  • Cleaned up the "Current Dir" variable.
  • Now displays the filesize.
  • Fixed the warning window not disapearing when deleting a single file.
  • Added check for folder renaming (doesn't work yet).


  • Better aligned filenames.
  • New icon.
  • Changed the app's internal name.
  • Added a warning window in the top screen.
  • Added the rename button.
  • Rename now working (with a great help from the guys at GBadev) (But not with folders).
  • Copying now incorporated, BUT, I need feedback on how you guys want it to be.


  • Added on the top monitor, the ammount of files in the folder.
  • Now when you press B you will go to the parent folder.
  • Added the delete button (Still working on deleting folders).
  • Added the delete confirmation (Don't want to delete any files accidentally now, do we?).
  • Fixed a bug that made one less item appear on screen.
  • Fixed a bug that made the DS crash when deleting the last file in a folder.
  • Fidex a bug that made the DS crash when deleting no files.


  • Removed the "." directory.
  • Changed ".." to "Go to parent directory".
  • Gave "Go to parent directory" a different icon.
  • Fixed a bug in scroll when using pad.

v0.10 First version

  • Added backgrounds.
  • Added Exophase+Palib Splashscreen (Do pay a visit).
  • Added icons for file types.
  • iFile explorer code done.
  • Buttons now work.
  • Added touchscreen detection (even works on labels).


Thank Spinal_cord, Michoko and masscat for a BIG help with filecopy and renaming and other things like workarounds.

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