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How to delete an erroneous index.html file - cannot find with File Manager

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2013-01-31 3:00 pm EST

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I uploaded a .pdf file and named it index.html (or index.htm) OOPS! It, of course, comes up as the home page of my site and is gibberish. I wish to delete it but cannot find it with File Manager. Please help. Thanks, pajuliet

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2013-01-31 3:22 pm EST
Hello Pajuliet,

The index file that is created is kept within the public_html folder unless it is part of an add-on domain. In the case of an add-on domain, the file would be within the a folder under the public_html directory. You can use your Cpanel File manager to find the file:

Using the Cpanel File Manager

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.


Arnel C.

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