HDFS File Explorer

The HDFS File Explorer enables you view the metadata of the files and folders in HDFS. By default, the HDFS displays the Home directory or the `/user/username' directory as saved on your cluster. You can see the list view of your files and folders.

You can view the following parameters of any file or folder.

ParameterDescription
NameThe name of the folder.
PermissionThe set of access rights given to a file or directory owner, or members of a user group.
SizeThe size of the file or directory.
Total FilesThe total number of files in the directory.
Small FilesThe number of files smaller than the HDFS block size of 64MB.
UserThe name of the user that can acces the file or directory.
GroupThe name of the group to which the user belongs.
Last ModifiedThe date and time at which the directory or file was last modified.
Last AccessedThe date and time at which the directory or file was last accessed.

Filters

You can filter out files and folders in HDFS with the following types of filters.

FilterDescription
Show Trash OnlyClick the checkbox to view only the files and folders you have deleted.
File TypeThe type of file in the directory.
File SizeThe size of the files in the directory. You can filter files by the following sizes.
< 1Mb
1-10 Mb
10-128 Mb
128 Mb-1Gb
1-10Gb
> 10Gb
File TempThe file storage type that can be either of the following.
cold: Files that are no longer being used.
warm: Files accessed less frequently in the last one month.
hot: Files that are frequently in use or accessed more frequently.
Last ModifiedDisplays the files that were last modified in the following timeframe.
1 Year+
6 Months to 1 year
30 days to 6 Months
7 to 30 days
last 7 days
Last AccessedDisplays the files that were last accessed in the following timeframe.
1 Year+
6 Months to 1 year
30 days to 6 Months
7 to 30 days
last 7 days
UsersDisplays a list of users a file or directory is accessible to.
Note: You can search for a user by typing the user name in the Search User text box.