How to Use File Manager in cPanel to Upload and Download Files

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This article describes how to use cPanel’s File Manager to upload and download files between your website and your computer.

Uploading a file to your website

The File Manager is useful for quick transfers of a few files. However, to transfer a large number of files or to use advanced file transfer features, you should consider using a dedicated FTP client instead. For more information about using an FTP client

To upload a file using File Manager, follow these steps:

  • Log in to cPanel.
  • Open the File Manager:

You are using the Jupiter theme, on the Tools page, in the Files section, click File Manager:

  • In the File Manager main window, navigate to the directory where you want to upload the file.

Click the Upload icon:

The File Upload page appears.

  • To overwrite a file on the server that has the same filename, select the Overwrite existing files check box. Click Select File.

  • Navigate to the file’s location on your computer, and then double-click the file. The file uploads immediately.
  • For each additional file that you want to upload, repeat the steps To overwrite a file…

Downloading a file from your website

The File Manager is useful for quick transfers of a few files. However, to transfer a large number of files or to use advanced file transfer features, you should consider using a dedicated FTP client instead. For more information about using an FTP client

To download a file using File Manager, follow these steps:

  • Log in to cPanel.
  • Open the File Manager:
    • You are using the Jupiter theme, on the Tools page, in the Files section, click File Manager:

  • In the File Manager main window, navigate to the directory from where you want to download the file.
  • Click the file that you want to download.
You can select multiple files to download. Press SHIFT and the UP or DOWN arrow key to highlight multiple files.

  • Click the Download icon:Navigate to the directory on your local computer where you want to save the file, and then save the file.

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