Hidden files

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By default, your cPanel File Manager will not show hidden files. Hidden files are usually system files, or files that begin with a period. Sometimes you will want to enable viewing hidden files so that you can modify them, most commonly when modifying the .htaccess file.   To enable viewing hidden files in your cPanel, first log in and access your File Manager.


After that, click the "Settings" button in the top right corner.



You will then be greeted by a pop-up box. 


Check the "Show Hidden Files (dotfiles)" box, and click save to confirm your changes. Hidden files will now be enabled. It may be necessary to click the "Reload" button in your File Manager for it to re-fetch your file list. We recommend re-disabling viewing hidden files after you've completed your work, to avoid accidentally modifying them.