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Where does cpanel put a compressed file?

Using cpanel file manager. I want to crate a zip file of a large number of files. I see the compress option, select Zip (with the files all selected), it seems to build a zip file but I can't find it. 

Where does cpanel put it?

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David Favor

8/22/2022 - Mon

Which provider?
Check if you can search within the file management interface for the file.
Richard Korts

I don’t know what “which provider” means. I thought cPanel was universal in Linux/ Apache servers.

Backup is what you need to use to combine files into an archive that you can download,
You are compressing a file so that it will take less space on the system.
Had to reread your question.


Go to backup and create a zip of the entire site, or specific directories. then you can download the resulting Zip file.
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Richard Korts

David, thanks.

Yes it creates it as you say, I figured it out.

The thing that tricked me was it used the first file zipped to name the zip file; i.e., the first file of hundreds was "access.php". It called the zip access.zip.


David Favor

You're welcome!

Ah... I can see where that's very confusing...

I'd likely have scratched my head about this too.

Glad you figured this out!