File Exchange Library Builder

A tool to download your favorite files (or necessary project dependencies) from the File Exchange.
Updated 17 Jul 2019

***MathWorks has modified the File Exchange webpage format and this utility no longer functions. It is kept here for reference only.***

buildFexLibrary(fileList) will prompt the user to select or create a destination for the File Exchange (FEX) library and then attempt to download each FEX entry in the list into its own subfolder and append it to the search path.
A default list of useful utility functions on the File Exchange is provided in myFexList.m.
Several optional parameters can also be provided for more control over the behavior and features, for example to use checkVersion.

Cite As

Sky Sartorius (2024). File Exchange Library Builder (, GitHub. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2015b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
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Version Published Release Notes

Note added regarding loss of function due to modification of File Exchange format.

Separated out default file list.

Updated default file list; minor formatting.

n x 2 fileList now allowed (if nothing in the list is on GitHub).

To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.
To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.