Move Files via File Manager in cPanel

How to Move Files from One Directory to Another Using File Manager in cPanel:


In our Example, we will be moving files from Directory B to Directory A which are located inside of our 'public_html' folder which is the Document Root for our domain. Filepaths: "public_html/Directory A" and "public_html/Directory B"


How to Move Files in File Manager

  1. Log into cPanel
  2. Once logged in click on the 'File Manager' icon

cPanel File Manager Icon

3. You Will be Redirected to File Manager. This is where all of your files for your website are stored. See Example Below:

cPanel File Manager

4. Double Click on 'public_html' to open the directory and view the contents.

cPanel File Manager Browse to Folder

5. You will now be shown the contents of the folder you've selected inside of the File Browser in the Center.


6. Since we are moving the files from 'Directory B', we will double click on 'Directory B' to navigate into the Folder.

Once inside the directory, we have seen the list of files that we would like to move.

File Manager


To move the files we must first select them. You can select files individually by holding down the 'ctrl' button on your keyboard or use the 'shift' button to select multiple files.


8. Click on 'Select All' at the top of File Manager to select all files.

File Manager Select all Files 


9. Right-click on the selected files. Then Click 'Move'

File Manager Right Click to Move


10. Enter a new file path to move the files to. In our example we will be typing 'Directory A' to move our files to Directory A. Once the filepath looks correct, click 'Move File(s)'

File Manager Enter New File Path

11. The files should have moved and the directory listing should reflect the changes. Since we moved all of our files our directory should now be empty as in the example below:

File Manager Empty Directory

12. In the left pane, click on the Destination Directory to confirm the files were moved. In our example we are going to click on 'Directory A' to confirm our files have arrived there. 


File Manager Confirm File Move

Success! Our Files have moved from 'Directory B' to 'Directory A'. 


Where should you upload your Files? You should upload your files to the Document Root for your Domain. See Where do I Upload my Files? for help finding the Document Root for your Domain.

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