Hi All web experts,

I have a Archive file folder, and it have few categories which is divided in years, and the files are named as month-date (eg. 07-26.pdf). There are old scanned documents mostly in PDFs, and doc files.These are available in a shared folder on our file server.

I need to organize the whole list in a web page, so the users can access the files without opening each and every files from the year or month.

How can I achieve it without having a web server, as File-Folders are on file server's shares.

Or If I need to have a web based solution, can any one guide me or recommend any freely available solution for it.
Does any java script work without web server?
Also If dropdown menu work for the year and month can be achieved?


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Does any java script work without web server?

Yes, but I doubt Javascript will have access to your shared files.

If I need to have a web based solution

If you are allowed to install XAMPP or WAMPServer, or even IIS Express then you can build a script.

I was think of adding a calendar with clickable dates to open all the list of the files on that date, under tabs for each categories.

I think you need to decide first if you can install a webserver.

How can I link the web server to access file from the File server's shared location/folder

Install the webserver on the file server, or any other machine that can access them without a hitch.

OK, IIS will be file for me. But after the web server whats next?

A script to read the available files, and return them if requested.

@pritaeas how to approach the project?
How would it be listed? and have categories listed with the year and dates.

read the folder tree and link the files

    <?php ob_start("ob_gzhandler");?>
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
    <meta http-equiv='Content-Type' content='text/html;charset=utf-8'>
    <style type='text/css'>
    body{background:url(d.jpg) no-repeat center right fixed;
    font-family:verdana, geneva, arial;margin:2%;}}
    ul {list-style-type:none;}
    ul.dirlist li{padding-left:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.3em;
    ul.dirlist li:first-letter{font-size:1.3em;}
    ul.dirlist li a:hover{font-size:1.3em;
    ul.dirlist li a{font-size:1.3em; 
    <h3>equipment pamphlets</h3>
       <span class='tinytext logo'>&copy;</span>
    <ul class='dirlist'>
    <?php $it=new RecursiveIteratorIterator(new RecursiveDirectoryIterator('.'));
    //line below, select displayable filetypes
    echo '<li>'.str_replace("_","&nbsp;",str_replace("/",": ",$it->getSubPath())).":\n<a href='".$it->key()
    ."'>\n".str_replace("_","&nbsp;",str_replace("\\","",substr(trim($it->key(),"\ ."),strlen($it->getSubPath()) +2)))
    ."</a><span class='smalltext'> ".number_format((filesize($it->key())/1024),0)
    . '<span class="text"><b> '.date("jS M Y",filemtime($it->key())).'</b></span>';
    . "</li>\n";}} $it->next();} ?>
    </ul></body></html><?php ob_flush();?>
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