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How do I find the .htaccess file?

Category: File Management

lztvshows
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2013-05-06 12:14 pm EST

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on the Cpanel screen, I select File manager, select my root and hit go. the .htaccess file does not come up.. I also selected Show hidden files. How do I find the .htaccess file?

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scott
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2013-05-06 12:59 pm EST
Hello lztvshows,

To find your .htaccess file, be sure you did the following:
1. Log into your cpanel dashboard
2. Using the File Manager (be sure to select Show Hidden Files), navigate to your public_html folder
3. scroll down the list and the files that begin with a . will be directly under the folders.

If you do not have that file, you can simply create a new blank one by using the cPanel File creator. Simply click on the New File icon from the upper tool bar and give it a name. From there, you can edit the file from within the File Manager.

Best Regards,
Scott M

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