The next screen will ask if you would like to setup User Folders. If you select 'Yes' the editor will create a unique folder name for each of your users based upon your preference of user ’ID’s’ or ‘name’. This will in turn allow each of your users to have their own personal set of folders (one for images and the second for files) from which they can upload and administer. This is created on-the-fly when the user uses the file browser for the first time, which works to improve the workflow of administrating a community site or a document portal.
Please see below for an example of the user folder structure on the server.
The file path for these files (by default) is:
This can be further changed by configuring the editors file and image path to use a different directory. In this instance the editor will create your user folders within the directory as specified. Once you have chosen your configuration and the editor has created some of these user folders you will not be able to undo this easily, as these folder names will be written into the file structure of your site.
User Folders Permissions
Next the editor will allow you to assign rights to specific Joomla user groups. This parameter will allow the selected user groups permission to view “all user folders”. Generally speaking only the ‘Super Users’ should be permitted to view all files however, if you would like to apply this to multiple user groups, you can do this by 'clicking' and holding down the ‘Shift’ key.