I'm doing some local dev with Assets 2.1.2 and trying to get it to output a folders and file structure.

However, I can get the folders to display but no files. Even the tags that are meant to output the count of files/folders don't show there are files there.

The files display perfectly well within Assets in the Control Panel

This is the code I'm using to test.

        <p>Total subfolders: {total_subfolders}</p>
        {if total_subfolders}
                        <p>Total files: {total_files}<br>
                        <a href="{url}">{if title != ""}{title}{if:else}{filename}{/if} ({size})</a></li>
                        {if no_results}<p>No files</p>{/if}

The resulting output looks like this

Content images
Total subfolders: 0

Member files
Total subfolders: 0

News images
Total subfolders: 0

Provider Logos
Total subfolders: 0

Total subfolders: 11

    Total subfolders: 10

        Total subfolders: 4

            2012-12-05 Berlin
            Total subfolders: 1

                Total subfolders: 0

            2013-01-28 Paris
            Total subfolders: 0

            2013-04-21 London
            Total subfolders: 0

       Project Groups
       Total subfolders: 4

           Total subfolders: 0

           Total subfolders: 0

           Total subfolders: 0

           Total subfolders: 0

Slider images
Total subfolders: 0

There are a number of files in the 2012-12-05 Berlin directory (as well as the top level directories) that just don't show up.

Furthermore adding the folder_id, parent_folder or folder parameters doesn't have any effect on what is output. The list always starts from the top most directory.

I've tried setting it to output from {filedir_6} (which is the Projects directory) but the output is just as above.

So... but in Assets 2.1.2 or am I missing something?

  • Are your file paths relative or err....the other kind? May 7, 2013 at 15:46
  • Hey foamcow - I have a few bug reports in around this not working. I think that you may be running into those. I'll keep you updated on that progress.
    – Lisa
    May 7, 2013 at 15:52
  • John, the paths are in the form '/path/from/server/root/to/directory'
    – foamcow
    May 7, 2013 at 16:14
  • I am having exactly the same issue. Any updates? May 9, 2013 at 0:05

1 Answer 1


sorry for the long wait - we've isolated the bug and fixed it - the fix will be included in the next release.

For a hot-fix, open the third_party/assets/libraries/assets_lib file, locate the get_files_in_folder method and add this at the very beginning of this method:

if (is_array($file_ids))
  $file_ids = array_filter($file_ids);

That should fix your thing!

  • I tried the patch and it seemed to sort of work. Now I've updated to the new version 2.1.3 and I'm finding that files are displayed but I cannot get the parent_folder parameter to work. It just seems to be ignored.
    – foamcow
    May 11, 2013 at 8:58

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