How to Access and Use the cPanel File Manager

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How to Access and Use the cPanel File Manager


Step 1 - Log into cPanel and click on the File Manager tool.

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How to Create Files/Folders
Step 1 - Navigate to the area you'd like to create the file. Double click on a folder to open it.

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Step 2 - Click + File or + Folder depending on which you want to create.

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Step 3 - Name the file and click the Create button in the bottom right.

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How to Delete Files/Folders
Step 1 - (1) Click on the relevant file/folder that you wish to delete. (2) Click Delete at the top.

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Step 2 -
If you would like to conserve space, you can permanently delete the file/folder, but this is optional. To confirm deletion press Confirm.

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How to Edit files
Step 1 - Right Click (Windows) or Command + Click (Mac) on the file you want to edit, and click Edit.

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Step 2 - Click Edit in the bottom left.

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Step 3 - Once you're done editing, click Save Changes in the top right.

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How to Copy Files/Folders
Step 1 - Select the files you want to copy, then Right Click (Windows) or Command + Click (Mac) and click Copy.

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Step 2 - Type in the directory you want files copied to and click Copy Files.

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How to Rename Files/Folders
Step 1 - Right click on the File/Folder you want to rename and click Rename.

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Step 2 - Type the new name in and click Rename File.

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How to Compress or Uncompress Files/Folders
Step 1 - Select the Files/Folders you want to compress and click Compress.

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Step 2 - Select the type of compression you want (select Zip if unsure), name the file and click Compress Files.
Note: This will not delete the compressed files. You will need to delete them yourself afterwards if you're doing this to save space.

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Alternatively, to Uncompress Files/Folders:


Step 1 - Right Click (Windows) or Command + Click (Mac) on the file you want to extract/uncompress and click Extract.

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Step 2 - Click Extract Files.

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How to Download Files/Folders
Select the files you want to download, then Right Click (Windows) or Command + Click (Mac) and click Download.

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How to Upload Files/Folders

Step 1
- Navigate to the folder you want to upload files into.

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Step 2 - Click the Upload icon in the top left.

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Step 3 - Either click Select File or drag and drop files to upload them. Click Go Back once complete.


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How to Show Hidden Files
Step 1 - Click on Settings in the top right.

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Step 2 - Check that Show Hidden Files is ticked and click Save.

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