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Getting started with the Plesk File Manager

This article is an introduction to the Plesk File Manager, and describes how to complete basic file management tasks.

Starting File Manager and browsing the filesystem

The Plesk File Manager makes it easy to browse your web site's directories and files.

To start File Manager and navigate through the directory hierarchy on your account, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. Locate the domain for which you want to manage files, and then click File Manager:

    Plesk - File Manager icon

  3. On the File Manager page, browse the directory hierarchy:

    • To view a directory or file, click the directory or file name.
    • To move up a level in the directory hierarchy, click the Plesk - File Manager - Uplevel icon icon.
    • To expand a directory in the tree view, click the + icon.
    • To collapse a directory in the tree view, click the - icon.

Creating new folders and files

It is easy to create a new folder or file in File Manager.

To create a new folder, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. Locate the domain for which you want to manage files, and then click File Manager:

    Plesk - File Manager icon

  3. On the File Manager page, click New, then click Create Directory.
  4. In the Directory name text box, type the name of the new directory (folder).
  5. Click OK.

To create a new file, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. Locate the domain for which you want to manage files, and then click File Manager:

    Plesk - File Manager icon

  3. On the File Manager page, click New, then click Create File.
  4. In the File name text box, type the name of the new file.

    Select the Use the HTML template check box to create the file with default HTML markup.
  5. Click OK.

Copying, moving, renaming, and deleting files

To copy, move, rename, or delete files, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. Locate the domain for which you want to manage files, and then click File Manager:

    Plesk - File Manager icon

  3. On the File Manager page, select the check box for the file (or files), and then do the file operation that you want:

    • To copy a file, click Copy, select the destination directory, and then click OK.
      Select the Replace existing files check box to overwrite files with the same name in the destination directory.
    • To move a file, click Move, select the destination directory, and then click OK.
      Select the Replace existing files check box to overwrite files with the same name in the destination directory.
    • To rename a file, click the Plesk - File Manager - Dropdown icon icon, click Rename, type the new filename in the New name text box, and then click OK.
    • To delete a file, click Remove, and then click Yes to confirm.

More Information

For more information about Plesk, please visit https://www.plesk.com.