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File Manager allows cPanel users to manage and edit their files.
The File Manager Directory Selection window
When you open File Manager, perform the following steps:
- The File Manager Directory Selection window will appear. Select which of the four main directories you wish to view in the file window when File Manager opens:
- Web Root (
- Public FTP Root (
- Document Root (
- If you wish to see hidden files, select the Show Hidden Files box.
- If you do not wish to see the File Manager Directory Selection window again, select the Skip this question box.
- Click Go.
The File Manager interface opens in a new browser window. The selected directory will display in the file window.
The File Manager toolbar
The File Manager toolbar shows the following functions available to manage your files:
|New File||Creates a new file with a user-defined file extension.|
|New Folder||Creates a new folder in the current directory.|
|Copy||Copies selected items to a user-specified directory.|
|Move File||Moves the selected files to a new directory.|
|Upload||Uploads files to the selected directory.|
|Download||Downloads selected files to your computer.|
|Delete||Deletes selected files from the server.|
|Rename||Renames the selected file or folder.|
|Edit||Opens the selected files in a text editor.|
|Code Editor||Opens the selected files in a code editor.|
|HTML Editor||Opens the selected HTML file in a visual HTML editor. To learn more about the editor's functions, see the HTML Editor documentation.|
|Change Permissions||Changes the read, write, and execute permissions for selected files.|
|View||Opens the selected file so that you can view the code.|
|Extract||Extracts the selected
|Compress||Compresses the selected files to a single
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