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Private Files


The Private Files area within the Sliding Navigation Drawer is a personal repository for individual user accounts on the site, this means that users can upload files for only themselves to view, download or delete.

Private Files Button

Description Screenshot
The Button for the "Private Files" appears within the Sliding Navigation Drawer and allows user access to their own personal repository.

Important Note

This area can be removed from appearing within the Sliding Navigation Drawer as administrators cannot see anything uploaded here by users, so there is a possibility of the function being abused by users

Removing the "Private Files" Button

To remove the "Private Files" button please follow the steps very carefully because permissions will need to be altered and a mistake can cause problems:

Step 1

Head to "Site Administration > Users > Permissions > Define Roles

Step 2
Within this area you will need to click on the "Cog" icon next to the role "Authenticated Users"
Step 3
You will need to ensure the "Show Advanced" button is active for the settings
Step 4
You will need to alter some permissions, we recommend using your keyboard (Ctrl +F) search function to find these specific permissions.
Step 5
The first permission to set to "Prevent" > 'moodle/user:manageownfiles'
Step 6
The second permission to set to "Prevent" > 'repository/user:view'
Step 7
Ensure you save the updated permissions

Extra Information

This will have now changed the ability for standard users to view the "Private Files" area within the Sliding Navigation Drawer, please repeat the steps if you also need to hide this area from your Managers with the custom role used at the bottom of the role list called Reporting Access/Hierarchy Manager.

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