How to Get Started With The Plesk File Manager


Plesk has a built-in File Manager in which you can manage all the files that you have subscribed to or uploaded. With this tool, you can create, delete, archive and extract files with the Plesk control panel. The tool is user-friendly and eliminates the need to have a third party software to manage file content within your website.

This how-to article will walk you through how to get started with Plesk File Manager and complete the basic tasks.


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Getting Started With The Plesk File Manager.

Access File Manager

Accessing the File Manager, you have to Login to Plesk and Click on Websites & Domains then select File from the Dashboard. Once you click Files, the File Manager tab opens, and one can easily access the files and perform several functions from the section.

The File Manager displays the files uploaded on the Website’s directories.

The File Manager section has different features

File Manager Features

The File Manager features include;


Under this tab, you can upload files to File Manager.

New.  On the File Manager, you can create a new directory by clicking on New and then Click Create Directory. Then you can write the name of the newly created directory in the text box, then click OK.

Copy and Move.

These functions allow you to either copy or move files from a different folder to another.

Copying Files

Moving Files


This feature is used to delete or remove a file from their existing folder or subfolder. You receive a message to prompt you to confirm whether to delete or not.


This functionality is used to unpack the archived files.

Add to Archive

Package The selected file into the archive. Then you get prompted to enter the name of the file.

Calculate Size.

It assists in calculating the size of the directory in which you choose.


The feature is used to update and check on the directory creation date or modified date.


The Plesk File manager is a feature that is available on Plesk platform and is used to manage the file, which you upload into the directory. The directory is easy to use with the specific functions as above.


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