Show and edit hidden files in cPanel

By default, when we use the file manager in cPanel, it does not display hidden files. Hidden files are those files that starts with a dot, such as


.htaccess is actually a typical file to modify, and so if you would like to modify the hidden files it can be easily edited through your cPanel->Files->File Manager . In order to see hidden files, simply;

  • Login to your cPanel
  • Click the “File Manager” icon
  • Make sure “Show Hidden Files (dotfiles)” is selected
  • Click “Go”

If the pop up window does not appear, try checking the Legacy File Manager icon instead.