Unarchiving Files and Directories with Your Hosting Account
NOTE: Before you start, click here to see which version of the FTP File Manager is in your Control Panel. This help article applies to the Classic FTP File Manager. If you are using the New FTP File Manager, see Extracting Files and Directories with Your Hosting Account
If you have stored archive files within your hosting account, you may find a need to unarchive them, either to again work with an older file or merely to uncompress an archived file you've uploaded. You can easily unarchive your compressed files using the FTP File Manager located within the Control Panel in your hosting account.
NOTE: You can only unarchive files less than 20MB.
To Unarchive Files and Directories
- Log in to your Account Manager.
- Click Web Hosting.
- Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
- From the Tools section, click FTP File Manager.
- Navigate to the directory in which the file to be unarchived is stored, and then select the compressed file you want to unarchive.
- Click the Unarchive icon in the action bar.
- Select an option, as follows:
- Select Destination
- Uses the default destination and allows you to enter the name of a new or existing destination folder. To navigate to an existing directory, you can click Browse and select the folder into which you want to unarchive the selected file.
- Overwrite existing file
- Overwrites any files or directories with the same name within the selected destination directory.
- Click OK.
NOTE: You can only unarchive one file at a time.
Your file is unarchived in the selected destination directory. All files and directories are now uncompressed.
For information on archiving items in your hosting account, see Archiving Files and Directories.
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