Here is a free Chrome extension that provides file explorer for GitHub to view files of a GitHub repository in a tree structure. It is named as “Insight.io for Github“. Just like Windows File Explorer provides a navigation pane to access a particular folder, Desktop, Downloads, This PC, etc., this extension works in a similar manner. It automatically add a file explorer for any GitHub repository where the tree structure is presented for that particular repository. The tree structure contains all the folders, files under each folder, and other files of GitHub repository accessed by you.
Accessing a particular file under a folder of a GitHub repo becomes very easy using file explorer and tree structure provided by this extension. Instead of manually opening a folder, then sub-folder, and then a particular file, you can use the tree structure and click on a particular file name to open it in GitHub.
In the screenshot above, the tree structure for a particular GitHub repository is visible which was not possible earlier. This Chrome extension made it possible. You can also hide that tree structure in a click whenever needed.
How To Create File Explorer for GitHub To View Files of a GitHub Repository In Tree Structure Using This Chrome Extension?
This Chrome extension is very simple to use. It doesn’t come with any type of options. All it does is create the tree structure for a GitHub repository.
Install the extension with the help of link added at the end of this article. After that, access a particular GitHub repository. On the top left corner, you will see icon of this extension. Click on it.
As soon as you click that extension, you will notice that its file explorer is visible which is showing the tree structure of GitHub repository.
That’s it! You can expand folders, view the list of available files, and click on any file to open it immediately.
Did you know you can also preview files on GitHub?
This Chrome extension is very helpful when you are accessing a GitHub repository containing so many folders and lots of files. You can expand the tree structure and access any file with a single click. No need to go back and forth and explore folders manually.