How to navigate through File Manager

File Manager is a quick and easy way to navigate through your files.

Check out our File Manager movie tutorial.

To access File Manager:

  1. Login to cPanel and click File Manager.
  2. In the pop-up box, choose to open Web Root and Show hidden files.

I don't see the pop-up box. You have selected the "Skip this question, and always open this directory in the future when opening File Manager" option. To make the pop-up reappear, simply click reset all interface settings at the very bottom of your cPanel.

To enter a folder:

  1. Double click the blue folder icon next to the name of the folder.
  2. Repeat as needed.

To leave a folder:

  1. At the top, click Up One Level.
  2. Repeat as needed.


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