Bluehost Web Hosting Help

File Manager Overview - Accessing the File Manager

Summary

File Manager is a quick and easy way to navigate through your files. It also has an array of features that can help you to manage your files, such as uploading, creating, removing, editing, copying, moving, compressing, or extracting your files.


This article is part of our File Manager tutorial series. Please see the links below if you are looking for a specific explanation of the File Manager.


Accessing the File Manager

  1. Log into your cPanel.
  2. Locate the File Manager icon under the "Files" category.

    File Manager

  3. A dialouge box will appear. In the pop-up, select Web Root (public_html/www) and check the box next to Show Hidden Files (dotfiles). (this will place you in the folder for your web content and show you all the files and folders present).

    File Manager - Directory Selection

  4. The File Manager will now load in a new window and show your files. Double click on a folder to open it, and click Up One Level to go back a folder. For more information on getting around the File Manager, please see our Navigating the File Manager article.
No pop-up box? You may 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.
Getting Started Article 141,007 views bookmark tags: cpanel filemanager (updated 443 days ago)


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

Knowledgebase Article

Navigating the File Manager

This article will walk you through navigating the File Manager. (updated 442 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

File Manager - Extracting Files from an Archive

This article will walk you through extracting compressed files using the File Manager. (updated 428 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

File Manager - Copying and Moving Files

This article will walk you through copying and moving files using the File Manager. (updated 442 days ago)

Related Help Content

Knowledgebase Article

File Manager - Creating, Removing, and Editing Files

This article will walk you through creating, removing, and editing files with the file manager. (updated 443 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

Accessing Web Disk and WebDav

This article will explain how to access and use the Web Disk and cPanel as well as explain variations for different operating systems. (updated 431 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

cPanel Access

How do I Access My Account Control Panel? (updated 734 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

File Manager - Uploading Files

This article will walk you through uploading files using the File Manager (updated 435 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

Process Manager Overview

What is the Process Manager? How do I use the Process Manager? Why can I get to my cPanel but homepage does not display? (updated 1619 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

File Manager - Compressing Files into an Archive (GZip)

This article will explain how to utilize GZip through the file manager. (updated 428 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

How to Log In to the Control Panel

This article will explain how to log in to your Account Control Panel (updated 462 days ago)

Video

How many files are on my account?

Learn how to see how many files you have on your account using the File Count tool in the cPanel. (updated 189 days ago)