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How to Access and Use the Plesk File Manager


Step 1 -
Log into Plesk and click on the Files tool.

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How to Create Files/Folders
Step 1 - Double click on a folder to access it. Your site files will usually be within the httpdocs folder.

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Step 2 - Click + New then Create File or Create Directory, depending on which you want to create.

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Step 3 - Name the file/folder and click the OK button.

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How to Delete Files/Folders
Step 1 - Select the file/folder that you wish to delete. Click Remove.

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Step 2 -
To confirm deletion select Yes.

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How to Edit files
Step 1 - Click on the file you want to edit. If you click on the name of the file you will automatically open up an editing window. Otherwise you can choose to edit the file in the popup options.

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Step 2 - Once you're done editing, click Apply down the bottom to save changes.

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How to Copy Files/Folders
Step 1 - Select the files you want to copy, then click Copy.

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Step 2 - Click on the directory you want files copied to, then select OK.

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How to Rename Files/Folders
Step 1 - Click on the File/Folder you want to rename and click Rename.

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Step 2 - Type the new file/folder name in and click OK.

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How to Archive Files/Folders and Extract archived files
Step 1 - Select the Files/Folders you want to compress then click Add to Archive.

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Step 2 - Name the file and click Compress Files.
Note: This will not delete the compressed files. You will need to delete the uncompressed files afterwards if you're archiving to save space.

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To Extract Archived Files/Folders:

Step 1 - Select the file you want to extract and click Extract Files.

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Step 2 - Click OK. Depending on the size of the zip file this may take a few minutes to complete.

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How to Download Files/Folders
Select the files you want to download, then click on the highlighted area and select Download.

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How to Upload Files/Folders

Step 1
- Navigate to the folder you want to upload files into.

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Step 2 - Click the Upload icon in the top left.

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How to Show Hidden Files

Step 1 - Click on Settings in the top right.

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Step 2 - Check that Show system files and directories is ticked and click Save.

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