For cPanel & WHM 11.44
(Home >> Files >> Legacy File Manager)
The Legacy File Manager interface offers file manipulation options in an older web-based interface. Users who are already familiar with an older version of cPanel may wish to use the Legacy File Manager interface rather than cPanel's current File Manager interface (Home >> Files >> File Manager).
Legacy File Manager Directory Selection
When you open the Legacy File Manager interface, perform the following steps:
- The Legacy File Manager Directory Selection window will display. Select which of the following main directories you wish to view:
- Home Directory (
- Web Root (
- Document Root (
- Home Directory (
- Select the Show Hidden Files checkbox to see hidden files.
- Select the Skip this question checkbox if you do not want to see the Legacy File Manager Directory Selection window again.
- Click Go.
The Legacy File Manager interface opens in a new browser window. The selected directory displays in the file window.
Use the toolbar at the top of the file window to navigate between folders in the file window.
|Home||Navigates directly to the |
|Go Up One Dir||Navigates to the folder that contains the currently selected folder.|
To navigate the files and folders in your current directory, perform one of the following actions:
- Click a to navigate the file tree.
- Click the folder name to view the file or folders’ properties.
After you expand a list of subfolders, click the folder name to view the folder's contents.
The Legacy File Manager toolbarThe toolbar, which is located above the folder list, shows the functions that are available to create or upload files and folders to the Legacy File Manager .
|Upload files||Uploads files to the current directory.|
|Create a New Folder||Creates a new folder in the current directory.|
|Create a New File||Creates a new file in the current directory with a user-defined file extension.|
This menu, which is located on the right-side of the interface, shows the functions available to manage your folders and files.
Click a folder to see the following options:
|Delete this folder and all files under it||Deletes the selected folder and all subfolders from the server.|
|Change Permissions||Changes the Read, Write, and Execute permissions for the selected files.|
|Rename Folder||Renames the selected file or folder.|
|Copy this folder||Copies the selected folder to a user-specified directory.|
|Move this folder||Moves the selected folder to a new directory.|
Click a file to see the following options:
|Show File||Opens the selected file in a new window.|
|Delete File||Deletes selected files from the server.|
|Edit File with Code Editor||Opens the selected file in a code editor.|
|Edit File||Opens the selected file in a text editor.|
|Change Permissions||Changes the Read, Write, and Execute permissions for the selected file.|
|Rename File||Renames the selected file.|
|Copy File||Copies the selected items to a user-specified directory.|
|Move File||Moves the selected file to a user-selected directory.|
|Download File||Downloads the selected file to your computer.|
|URL||Displays the selected file as it would look on the website.|
Recovers any deleted files and folders.
These options are specific to the type of file that you select. All options will not appear for each type of file.
Character encoding verification dialogs
When you edit a file with the Edit or Code Editor options, use the menu to select the correct character encoding for the file. Then, click Edit to continue.
You can also turn Character Encoding Verification Dialogs on or off through Settings:
- Click Settings in the top left corner of the interface.
- Select Disable Character Encoding Verification Dialogs:
- To turn the encoding verification off, select the Disable Character Encoding Verification Dialogs option.
- To turn the encoding verification on, deselect the Disable Character Encoding Verification Dialogs option.
- Click Save
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.