Laravel's Storage facade makes it easier to get list of files within a directory. However if you are looking to get a list of files within the public directory, or any other directory within the public directory.

Here is how you can do this.

Open the file filesystems.php located inside config directory. Make sure you have a disk that points to the public path of your application. If not go ahead and add the disk

        'local' => [
            'driver' => 'local',
            'root' => storage_path('app'),

        'public' => [
            'driver' => 'local',
            'root' => storage_path('app/public'),
            'url' => env('APP_URL').'/storage',
            'visibility' => 'public',

        'public-folder' => [
            'driver' => 'local',
            'root'   => public_path(),

Run config clear

php artisan config:clear

You can name the disk name as per your choice, I have given disk name as public-folder for the demonstration.

To get all the files in the public folder you can run


To get all the files in a folder inside public folder, you can run