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How to Use the File Manager - Plesk

The file manager is used to upload, remove and organize all website files.

  1. Click Websites and Domains. 

    Plesk Websites &Domains

  2. Click on the File Manager icon.

    Plesk File Manager

  3. Navigate to the httpdocs directory. (The httpdocs is the same public_html folder in cPanel. This is where the files are stored.)

    Plesk httpdocs


How To Add and Remove a Directory

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. In the Websites & Domains section, navigate to the File Manager.

    Plesk File manager

  3. To create a new directory, click the + symbol to expand the options.

    Plesk expand options

  4. From the dropdown, select the "Create a Directory" from the list.

    Create a Directory

  5. Type in the directory name and click OK. This creates the directory and will automatically direct you inside the directory.

    Create a Directory popup

  6. If you need to remove a directory, click the check box and hit Remove.

    Remove Directory

  7. Check the confirm removal check box and press Yes.

    Confirm removal of a directory


How to Create a New File

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. In the Websites & Domains section,  navigate to the File Manager.

    Plesk File manager

  3. To create a new file, click the + Symbol to expand the options.

    Add Option Plesk

  4.  Select Create a file from the options.

    Plesk create file

  5. Enter the file name you wish to create, then click OK.

    Create file prompt


How to Upload a New File

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. In the Websites & Domains section,  navigate to the File Manager.

    Plesk File manager

  3. To create a new file, click the + symbol to expand the options.

    Add Option Plesk

  4.  Select Upload File from the options.

    Upload a file option

  5. Click on Choose File.

  6. Browse for the file you want to upload and click Open, and then OK.

How To Change the File Permissions

  1. Click on the dropdown on the right side of the file you wish to modify.

    Change File Permission

  2. On the dropdown, select Change Permissions.

    Changing file permission

  3. Then click on Save.