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How to Locate the Virtualmin File Manager

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Managing files for a website or server is a crucial task of a developer or server administrator. Although there are multiple ways to manage files on a server, it is very convenient to be able to manage these files through a singular interface. With most control panels you’re given access to a File Manager that allows you to do just that and Virtualmin is no exception!

The focus of this article is to teach you how to locate the Virtualmin File Manager and some basic functionality. This article assumes that you have already installed Virtualmin, if you have not done so yet please take a look at the following article: How to install Virtualmin (CentOS 7).

Before we get started you’ll need to login to your Virtualmin or Webmin account. If you’re not certain how to do this, or if you’re looking for a great bookmark, please review the following article, which should assist you with: How to login to Webmin. Once you’re logged in and ready to proceed you can continue with the rest of the steps outlined below. It is important to remember that users that have administrative permissions are able to view, access and modify all files that are on the server, if the user does not have administrative permissions then they will only be able to view or manage their own files.

  1. Ensure that you’re in the Webmin section
  2. Select the Others option
  3. Click the File Manager module


Showing the File Manager location


  1. The File Manager interface should now be open and look similar to the following


Showing Virtualmin's File Manager interface


  1. In this interface you can view the contents of folders by clicking on them
  2. You can create files and folders by clicking the File button and selecting the corresponding option


Showing where to find the file button in Virtualmin's File Manager


  1. You can edit, copy, cut, delete, rename and download files by right clicking and selecting the corresponding option


Where to find the additional options available in File Manager in Virtualmin


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