Delete a File in cPanels File Manager

This guide will explain how to delete a file using cPanel’s File Manager.

File Manager allows to manage a websites files directly from a browser, when deleting a file it will ask if it should skip the trash, if deleting files is being done to free up disk space then make sure this option is ticked. Before permanently deleting files it is advisable to download a copy of the file before deleting

TL;DR Directories can be deleted in cPanels File Manager via cPanel > File Manager > Right Click > Delete > Confirm


To complete this will require having a cPanel account

How to delete files in cPanel's File Manager

Step-by-Step Guide

1/ Search for File Manager

In cPanel search for ‘File Manager’ in the top right search bar and click on File Manager from the search results

2/ Right Click on File

Locate the file to be deleted, right click on the file and click on Delete

3/ Confirm Deletion

If the file is to be permanently be delete tick the box for ‘skip trash’ and then click confirm

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The file will now be deleted from the server, if ‘skip trash’ was selected this will have been permanently been deleted