Download Files with cPanel File Manager

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To download files with cPanel file manager, log into your cPanel account either through your Client Portal or directly through cPanel (

In the cPanel search bar, type “file” and then click File Manager.

cPanel Search Bar

Download a File Step 1.

Start by highlighting the file you wish to download.

Select a File

For access to protected operating system files, you must first make them visible. Click Settings in the upper right corner of the File Manager page.  This will open the preferences dialog box.  Select “Show hidden files” then save.  You will now have access to system dotfiles like htaccess.

Preferences Dialog Box

Download a File Step 2.

After selecting your file from the list, Click Download to open the download dialog box. Select “Save file” and click save to download files with cPanel file manager.

Download Files with cPanel File Manager

Helpful Tip: Easily access your cPanel with a single log in through the Client Portal.  Log into your client portal at  Click here for more articles on managing cPanel.

Client Portal actions menu