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Getting Started With File Manager

Posted by Allura on 02 11 2017.

 

File Manager gives you the capability to upload, edit or download files inside your cPanel. You can also open files in an html editor or extract compressed files. File Manager makes it possible to add password protection and Leech protection to folders and accounts.

 

Before you get started it’s useful to know that any toolbar actions that are not available will be greyed out. Some of the functions within File Manager can only be performed on one folder or file at a time.

In the event that you do try to edit, view or rename more than one file, your changes will only be effected on the first file in the directory.

 

Creating New Folders And Files

If you need to create new folders and files in your account, follow this sequence:

From the File Manager toolbar, click on + Folder or + File.

Type the new folder or file’s name into the relevant field.

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File Manager gives you the capability to upload, edit or download files inside your cPanel. You can also open files in an html editor or extract compressed files. File Manager makes it possible to add password protection and Leech protection to folders and accounts.

 

Before you get started it’s useful to know that any toolbar actions that are not available will be greyed out. Some of the functions within File Manager can only be performed on one folder or file at a time.

In the event that you do try to edit, view or rename more than one file, your changes will only be effected on the first file in the directory.

 

Creating New Folders And Files

If you need to create new folders and files in your account, follow this sequence:

From the File Manager toolbar, click on + Folder or + File.

Type the new folder or file’s name into the relevant field.

Type in the location for the saved item to appear in, either New folder will be created in or New file will created in.

Click on Create New Folder or Create New File.

 

Renaming A Folder Or File

If you need to rename a file or folder, simply click on the item you want to edit, and type its new title into the textbox. Save your changes.

 

Moving Files To Folders

Select the file you want to move; it will be highlighted when you click on it. Then click on Move in the top toolbar.

To move more than one file at a time, you can press the Shift key and select multiple files.

A New File dialogue will appear.

Type the file path of your destination into the text box that requires you to Enter the file path that you want to move this file to:

Click on Move File to complete the move.

 

Copying Files

Once you have selected the file to copy, click on Copy in the top toolbar.

To move more than one file at a time, you can press the Shift key and select as many as you need to

The Copy window will open: type in the file path for where you want the file to be saved.

Click on Copy to finalize the process.

 

Modifying Folder Or File Permissions

Once you have selected the folder or file to modify, click on Permissions in the top toolbar.

The Change Permissions window will open: use the text boxes or checkboxes to modify the file or folder’s permissions. Permissions are usually set to 0644 by default.

Click on Change Permissions to save the modifications.

 

Deleting And Restoring Folders And Files

Note: deleting folders or files using the steps below will not delete them permanently. They will be moved into your Trash folder, which you will need to empty if you want to get rid of the items permanently.

 

Once you have selected the folder or file to be deleted, click on Delete in the top toolbar.

The Trash window will open.

Click on Trash File to delete the folder or file.

 

If you need to restore a folder or file, click on View Trash in the top toolbar. Select the folder or file to be restored. Click on Restore in the top toolbar.

 

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