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How to show hidden files (.htaccess) in cPanel File Manager?
How to show hidden files (.htaccess) in cPanel File Manager?

This article explains how you can make hidden files visible on cPanel

Updated over a week ago

If you don’t find your .htaccess file inside your File Manager, it might be hidden in your public_html by default. In order to see the hidden files in your cPanel File Manager follow these steps:

  1. Click on the top-right Settings button:

2. Checkmark the option Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) and save:

Now you will be able to see all hidden files, including .htaccess, in your public_html folder:

If you still don’t see the .htaccess file in your public_html folder, the file might not exist. Don’t worry, you can easily create one with the same name by following this amazing article 😊


  • Many PHP scripts, for example, WordPress, need the .htaccess files to function properly. Don’t delete these files and edit them with care.

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