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File Management: How to Create New Files and Folders Using File Manager

How to create a new folder/directory with File Manager

  1. Login to your account and click on the Hosting Summary and then File Manager
    Hosting summary and file manager
  2. Select the directory for the new folder, then New and New Folder
    Select a folder to edit
  3. Name the new folder, then click the check mark
    Name the new folder
  4. Your new folder is now visible
    New folder

How to create a new file with File Manager

  1. Login to your account and click on the Hosting Summary and then File Manager
    Hosting summary and file manager
  2. Select the directory for the new folder, then New and New File
    Create a new file
  3. Name the new file and choose the extension type you want
    Name the new folder
  4. Your new file is now visible
    New file

Common Errors When Creating Files or Folders.

Hover over the errors below for further details.

File already exists.
Failed to create file 'FILENAME'
Invalid filename or extension.

What is a file extension?

File extensions are used by computer operating systems to process and save data. Each application may be associated with certain file types—in other words, what app opens when you double-click the file. A file extension usually consists of two to four characters at the end of a computer filename. A typical example would be a Microsoft Word document that uses the extension, .doc or .docx. Image files on the web commonly use the extensions, .jpg, .png, .gif, etc. A file named “mydog.jpg” has the “jpg” file extension. An operating system looks for whatever app is associated with JPG files, opens that app, and loads the file. If you are creating files with File Manager please make sure to use the proper extension type for your application.

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