By default, when you use the File Manager in cPanel, it doesn’t show hidden files. Hidden files are any file that begins with a dot, such as .htaccess. .htaccess is a common file to edit, so to edit the file using your File Manager, you’ll need to have the option selected to show hidden files. Keep reading to learn how.
Showing hidden files in File Manager
- Log in to your cPanel
Under Files click File Manager
Slick Settings in the upper right corner
Select your Document Root and check the box for Show hidden files and click Save
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