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How do I use the File Manager in cPanel?

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Finding the File Manger

  1. Login to cPanel.
  2. Click on File Manager under Files.
    Open File Manager

Upload a file

  1. Navigate to the folder to which you want to upload the file.
  2. Click on Upload in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Download a file

  1. Navigate to the file and then select it by clicking on it.
  2. Then click on Download in the menu at the top of the page.

Download a folder or multiple files

  1. Select all the files and/or folders you wish to download by clicking on them. If you are on Windows you need to hold down CTRL (CMD on Mac) to select multiple files.
  2. Click Compress in the menu at the top of the page.
  3. You can now choose which file format you want the archive to use. If you are uncertain of what to use you can choose zip. At the bottom of the box you can see a text field which shows where the compressed file will be saved. If you want to you can change this path.
    Compress Archive
  4. Click on Compress File(s). This can take a while depending on how many files/folders you have selected.
  5. Find the location where you saved the archive and download it in the same way as If you want to download a file.

Show hidden files

  1. To be able to see hidden files in the File Manager you need to click on Settings in the top right corner.
  2. Select the option Show Hidden Files (dotfiles).
    Show Hidden Files
  3. The File Manager should now reload after which you should be able to see all files and folders that starts with a period.

Change permissions

  1. Right click on the file or folder you wish to edit permissions for and then click on Change Permissions.
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  2. Select the permissions that you want to set for the file or folder. Default for files are 644 and 755 for folders.
  3. Click on Change Permissions when you are done.

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