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Set Up: cPanel File Manager: Moving a file to a folder

You can use the File Manager to move your files on your server. This allows you to move your files from any device, without the need for an FTP application – all you need is a web browser and Internet connection. 

Dragging files in cPanel File Manager

The cPanel File Manager supports drag-and-drop. This means, you can simply select the files and then drag them into the folder or directory you want to move them to.

cPanel dragging files

Moving files to a specific folder with the MOVE button

The Move button in the top toolbar will also allow you to move your files if you know the path to the file location (ie. the directory or folder path).

cPanel move files

You can also use the Move tool in the options menu.

cPanel move option

  1. Select the files you want to move.
  2. Click on the Move icon in the top toolbar. Alternatively, right click on the file to show the options menu and then select Move.
  3. Type the path to the folder you want to move the files to. When ready, click Move Files.

The files will now show up in the new folder.