How to Access and Use the cPanel File Manager

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How to Access and Use the cPanel File Manager

Login to cPanel and click on the File Manager tool to access it

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How to Create Files/Folders
Step 1 - Double click to go into the folder you want to add a file (normally within the public_html folder)

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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
In this example we will be deleting the Cache folder, however substitute this with your file/folder instead.


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 file name in and click Rename File

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How to Compress or Uncompress Files/FoldersNote: This will not delete the compressed files. You will need to delete them yourself afterwards if you're doing this to save space

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

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To Uncompress Files/Folders Right click on the file you want to extract/uncompress and click Extract

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Click Extract Files

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How to Download Files/FoldersSelect 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 - Go into the folder you want to upload files to

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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 that's complete.


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How to Show Hidden Files

Step 1 - Click the Settings button
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Step 2 - Tick the Show Hidden Files box then click Save

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