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File Manager - How to Create, Remove, and Edit Files

Learn the essentials of file management with our guide on using file manager. You can easily create, delete, and edit files with our help. We've also collated helpful, related articles at the end of this article for your additional resources.

Important: You must have a basic understanding of navigating the file manager to complete these tasks. If you're still unfamiliar with the file manager and how to navigate it, check out our navigating the file manager article.

How to Access the File Manager

  1. Log in to your Bluehost Account Manager.
  2. Click the Hosting tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
    Bluehost-account-manager-hosting
  3. Under Quick Links, click on File Manager.
    Account-manager-file-manager

How to Create Files Using File Manager

Once you're logged in to your account and accessed the file manager, follow the next steps: 

Creating a File

  1. Click the +File button at the top left of the page.
    cP File Manager +File button
  2. In the popup box, enter the newly created file. Files will have a name and extension separated by a dot, and files without an extension will be rendered as a generic text document.
  3. Click the Create New File button.
    cP Create New File button

Creating a Folder

  1. Click the +Folder button at the top left of the page.
    cP Create +Folder button
  2. In the popup box, enter the newly created folder name.
  3. Click the Create New Folder button.
    cP Create New Folder button

How to Delete Files Using File Manager

  1. Click and highlight the file or folder you want to remove in the File Listing on your File Manager. 
  2. From the Toolbar, click the Delete button.
    cP Delete iconAlternatively, highlight the file or folder and right-click your mouse to show a drop-down menu. Click Delete.
    cP Delete Dropdown option
  3. On the popup window, an option says, Skip the trash and permanently delete the files. If you leave the checkbox unchecked, you can view and restore your deleted files under View Trash in the Toolbar.

    Note: If you leave the checkbox unchecked, you can view and restore your deleted files under View Trash in the Toolbar.

  4. Once the preferred selection is selected, click the Confirm button on the popup box to proceed.

How to Edit Files Using File Manager

  1. On file manager, locate the file name you want to edit, then click and highlight the file.
  2. Click the Edit icon from the Toolbar, and a popup window will appear.
    cP Edit icon

    Alternatively, highlight the file or folder and right-click your mouse to show a drop-down menu. Click Edit, and then the same popup window will appear.
    cP Edit Dropdown option

  3. Click the Edit button on the popup window to open the code editor.
    cP Edit popup Edit button
  4. Once you finish editing your document, click Save Changes before closing the editor.

 

Summary

Our guide provides essential steps for managing files using a file manager, including accessing the file manager, and detailed instructions for creating, deleting, and editing files and folders. You'll also learn about the importance of basic navigation skills within the file manager and structured approach to file management tasks. Additionally, we've included helpful resources for further exploration. You'll be guided through logging in, using specific buttons for file operations, and the significance of saving changes or using the trash option for potential file recovery, which ensures you have a comprehensive understanding of effective file management practices.

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