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Viewing Hidden Files (htaccess) in cPanel’s File Manager

The File Manager in cPanel is set to not display hidden files by default. Hidden files are files that start with a dot, such as .htaccess. As .htaccess is a frequently edited file, you may need to enable the option to show hidden files to access it using the File Manager. Continue reading to find out how to do this.

Showing hidden files in File Manager

  1. Log in to your cPanel
  2. Under Files click File Manager
  3. Click Settings in the upper right corner
  4. Select your Document Root and check the box for Show hidden files and click Save

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