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Default Show Hidden Files in File Manager

John Carne shared this idea 4 years ago
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As a cPanel user, I'd like Show Hidden Files to default on in the file manager, so I don't miss critical files when performing moves.

A slight improvement that can avoid ticket support for shared hosting servers admins....


File manager cPanel

settings top right corner

Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) should be ticked as defaut


Indeed over time, client were confused after moving their files, their sites were not working anymore, and they had no idea that such function in settings could exist : Show Hidden Files (dotfiles)

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I also missed moving .htaccess files several times when archiving the public_html folder.

If not globally enabled for all customers, at least a "tweak setting" to enable it would be nice.

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Let's be honest, File Manager has become the most common file management interface for cPanel users and it is time to offer admin's the ability to customize this experience to best meet the needs of the cPanel users

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To be clear, while I do agree that it would be awesome to see more features for file management in the cPanel interface, we don't have good data to agree that it's the most common way that files are managed.

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Fair enough. Modifying this visibility of dotfiles for the web interface shouldn’t disrupt the experiences of any other users, however.

Based on my very limited experience, it seems as if the file manager is “trending” with cPanel users, but I have no scientific evidence for you.

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Further to this, as a system administrator, it would be great if cpanel gave us the ability to set the defaults for any of the File Manager settings.

I would have "start in public_html", "show hidden files" and "Disable Character Encoding Verification Dialogs" all checked for my customers by default.

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