When you are managing a website, there may be times when you need to locate a specific file. In this tutorial we will show you how to locate a file using the search option in the File Manager.
Finding a File:
- Login to your Cpanel.
- In the Files section, click the File Manager button.
- A directory selection box will pop up, check the box for Show Hidden Files, then click the Go Button.
- On the top right, enter the name of the file you want to search for, and click the Go button. You can also click the drop-down box labeled All Your Files, and choose to search within only the public_html, or the current directory you are in. In my tests I am searching all my files for a tpl_header.php file.
When you click Go, it will search your files, this may take some time to complete depending on how many files you have.
- You will then see a window with the results of the search, double-click the file to navigate to it's location.
You can then edit the file in the file manager.
Congratulations, now you know how to search for a file in the File Manager!