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Plex Export scans your Plex server and saves all of the pictures into a folder that can be uploaded to a website. It's useful for showing users who don't have access to your plex server what is actually inside it. Click here to view mine.

Installation on Windows 10/7

    • Download from github and extract the zip to C drive. (I did C:\PlexExport)
    • You now have 2 options for PHP:

      1) Make sure apache/sql/php is installed and running on the same computer that you installed Plex Export on. I used xampp as an all-in-one that I downloaded from

        • In Windows Settings edit the environment variables. Add these 2: C:\xampp\mysql\bin & C:\xampp\php

      Or, what I did later and liked better I think:

      2) you can download PHP and extract it to C:\. Ex: C:\PHP7

        • You'll need to add the file path. Go to Control Panel (Win+X -> Y), find "Advanced system settings", then click "Environment Variables". That launches a window you can edit. Add a new line for the filepath above. Ex: C:\PHP7
    • Then, on the same Windows PC that is running the Plex server, run these commands in PowerShell as administrator:
    • cd C:\PlexExport

      php cli.php -token=INSERTPLEXTOKEN

    After it generates all of the thumbnails in plex-data, copy that folder and the index.html and anything else in Plex Export folder to your website using FTP.

    To make it easier, if you're using FTP for your website, in Windows you can assign it as a network place and can drag and drop the Plex Export generated files into a folder on your webserver. To add it in Windows, right click "My PC" in Windows Explorer and select "Map A Drive". Then do something like: and enter the correct username and password. If it works you should see your website pop up as a new folder in Windows.



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