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The File Manager interface allows cPanel users to manage and edit their files.
With the File Manager interface open, perform the following steps:
The File Manager interface opens in a new browser window and the selected directory displays in the file window.
The File Manager toolbar shows the following functions 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.|
Opens the selected HTML file in a visual HTML editor.
|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 |
When you edit a file with Edit, Code Editor, or HTML Editor, a window appears to confirm the file's character encoding. Select the correct character encoding from the menu and click Edit to continue.
You can also turn Character Encoding Verification Dialogs on or off:
If you choose the wrong initial encoding, your file may become corrupt. If your file displays as a series of special characters, immediately abort the edit and select the correct encoding. Do not save the file.
Use the file tree or the location text box to navigate your files and folders.
There are several ways to use the file tree (located to the left of the file window) to browse your files:
After you expand a list of subfolders, click on the folder name to view the folder's contents.
To use the location text box directly above the file tree, perform the following steps:
The file window displays the contents of the selected directory. If there are no files or folders in the selected folder, the file window displays the message "This directory is empty."
Information about files and subfolders displays in the following columns:
|File Icon||Files display an icon of the desired file type. Folders display the icon.|
|Size||The size of the file.|
|Last Modified||The date and time the file was last modified.|
|Type||The media (MIME) type and subtype.|
|Perms||The permissions setting for the file, in octal notation. The default permission setting is |
Click on a column's heading to sort the file list by that column's value.
Use the toolbar at the top of the file window to navigate between folders in the file window.
|Home||Navigates directly to the |
|Up One Level||Navigates to the folder that contains the currently selected folder.|
|Back||Returns to the folder that you viewed immediately before the currently selected folder.|
|Forward||Navigates to the next folder that you viewed, after you use Back.|
|Reload||Refreshes the displayed list of files and folders.|
Selects all displayed files and folders.
|Unselect all||Deselects all files and folders that the interface currently displays.|
Right-click on files or folders in the file window to choose from a menu of actions customized to the file's type.
|Move||Files, Compressed Files, Folders||Move the selected file or folder to a new directory.|
|Copy||Files, Compressed Files, Folders||Copies the selected file or folder to a user-specified directory.|
|Rename||Files, Compressed Files, Folders||Renames a selected file or folder.|
|Change Permissions||Files, Compressed Files, Folders||Allows a user to change the read, write, and execute permissions for selected files or folders.|
|Delete||Files, Compressed Files, Folders||Deletes the selected files or folders from the server.|
|Extract||Compressed Files||Extracts the selected |
|Compress||Files, Compressed Files, Folders||Compresses the selected files or folders to a single |
Sets a username and password to restrict access to a folder.
Redirects users who have shared the password to a restricted area of your site with others. The system redirects accounts that exceed a set number of logins in a two hour period to a selected URL, or visitors receive an internal server error message.
Customizes the way in which users view a directory on the web.
The Search tool at the top right corner of the interface allows users to search for a specific file. By default, Search searches all files in the
home directory. You can limit the search to the root directory or to the directory that displays in the file window.
To search for a file, perform the following steps:
A new window will display the filenames that match your search. To go to a folder, or to the folder that contains the desired file, double-click the desired item in the list. If there are no files that include your search term, the message No records found displays.