DotNetPanel end-user series

14. How to use File Manager in DotNetPanel

This tutorial assumes you are already logged in to DotNetPanel

Now let's learn how to use the file manager

1) Click on the plan for which you would like to access the file manager

2) Click File Manager

This interface allows you to manage all of your files you have uploaded

3) You can upload files by clicking this button

4) Click Browse to find the file you want to upload

5) Click the file you want to upload then click Open

6) Click Upload

Your file now shows up in the list and you can see the file name, size and date it was last modified

7) You can also create files

8) Enter a name for your file including the file extension

9) You can also enter optional content for your file

10) Click Create when you are ready

The new file now shows up in the list as well

You can also create a new folder to organize your files

11) Enter a name for your folder and click Create

You can edit the name of the folder you just added

12) Enter a new name for your folder and click Rename

The folder has been renamed

The file manager also allows you to create a Microsoft Access database

13) Enter a name for your database and click Create

Success! Our database now shows up in the file list

File manager allows you to zip a folder for easy storage or downloading

14) Select the folder you want to zip

15) Now click Zip

16) Enter a name for your archive and click Zip

17) Success! You can download your new zip file by clicking on the file name

18) You can also Unzip your file by selecting it...

19) ...and clicking Unzip

The files in the archive have now been added to the file list

20) To copy a file, first select it...

21) ...then choose Copy

22) To choose a destination folder, click in the text box

23) You can now browse for the folder you want to copy the file to

24) Click Copy

25) You can view the copied file by clicking on the folder

We can see that it appears in the list

26) If you decide you don't want the file here after all, you can select it...

27) ...and click Delete

28) Click Delete to confirm file deletion

29) Click Home to go to the top directory

30) You can move the file instead by selecting it...

31) ...and clicking Move

32) You will need to browse for the destination folder as before

33) Click Move

You can go to the folder to view the moved file

The file can now be seen in the file list

34) Click Home to return to the top directory

35) You can edit the permissions of any file or folder by clicking this icon

36) You can allow read and write permissions for the file or folder

37) Selecting this box automatically changes all the items in the folder to these settings

38) Click Set Permissions

You can also edit any file with this icon next to it

Scroll down to see your disk space

39) You will need to calculate diskspace if you've made any recent changes which haven't been updated yet

40) Click OK

Your disk space now shows up. Note that it may take some time to appear depending on the number of files you have uploaded

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to use the file manager in DotNetPanel