File Manager

Published by Goldorion on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 04:42
Upvotes: 80
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About the plugin

File Manager is a plugin adding new procedure blocks allowing you to create and read your files! Adding support for JSON files, it gives you the possibility to create a config file or files to save data for your mod. This plugin has also more usage, but this it to you to find them! :)

File Types

  • JSON
  • TXT (simple file reader/writer)

Important Information

  • This plugin supports Forge 1.15.2, Forge 1.16.5 and Fabric 1.16.5
  • Versions:
    • Version 3.1: You need to use on the full release of the 2021.1.
    • Version 4.0: You need to use MCreator EAP 2021.2.26215.


Icon by Tobi-Wan#0482

Licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1  

  • Appropriate credit must be provided to the creators and maintainers of this plugin.
  • Forked versions of this plugin must be distributed under the same license as this with attribution if distributed.
  • Changes must be stated if any modified works are to be distributed.
  • Under no circumstances you can state that modified works are endorsed by the original creator.


To see a complete changelog of the plugin, check this file.


Note: The ZIP file has been updated to the right version. Sorry for the mistake.

* [Bugfix #16] Write txt file and Write line procedure blocks didn't generate their code


* [Bugfix #9] Writing to global files resulted in a build error

Thank you @sperly for the bug fix!


**This update will cause build errors in your workspace. You now have to use a variable as usually.**
* Updated to MCreator 2021.2.26215
* Changed a bit the block color
* Added a new `File` variable
  * Local and Global session
* Updated procedure blocks to use the new variable type
  * Use the getter block to use your `File` variable
  * Current procedures need to be updated to use this new system. 
    Build errors will appear the first time you open your workspace.
* Added a new logic procedure block: Does file exists


* Updated to MCreator 2021.1.16710
* Updated to Forge & Fabric 1.16.5
* Removed support for Forge 1.14.4
* Added a new block to create sub JSON objects
* Updated current JSON property getters to read sub JSON objects
* JSON related blocks now require a JSON object variable name
* [Bugfix] Get game directory could not be used on Forge servers
 // The block still does not with Fabric servers


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This seems really useful but it's unfortunately won't work for any recent versions. Could you make a version for 2021.1 EAP (03117)?

Very cool!! But is there a way to use itemstack in a json file?

Only numbers, logic and strings are supported, you use display names of items this is a string value however you would need to add support when importing for the same item when reading the script. Item stacks are not really possible to convert back to after storing it into a string from sadly however if you use create text with you can convert a itemstack into a string you can work with but you still have the same issue with adding support for all items you want to work with. Maybe a block to convert strings to items stacks or air if fails would be a good side plugin to work with this plugin.

Can anyone release a video explaining how to possibly make a config file with this? I am trying to make one but I seem to be failing at it. Thank you

I saw the second photo. I just don't understand how it works. I'm trying to make a config to where I can disable or enable my ores from spawning into the world kind of like how other mods work. So I can make them better compatible with each other.

can you post a video tutorial on this plugin please, i am create a config to my mod to save blocks rank