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Legacy Files Take Precedence?

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  1. BobtheBaker

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    I editted some files on my PC and uploaded them with FileZilla. When I went online to check the results in the Website I found that they hadn't taken effect. I checked the coding by view the files in File Manager and found that the files had been successfully uploaded. Could it be that the files in Legacy File Manager are taking precedence?
     
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    No. The File Manager and the Legacy File Manager show the same directories and the same files within those directories. It is not possible that they would show you two different sets of files. The two interfaces are just that - interfaces - that show the same data.

    Before doing anything else, clear your browser cache. Web browsers cache many pages and this can make it appear that a change has not been made, when it has, or that something is not working, when it is.

    Your hosting provider should be able to help you with this, if clearing the browser cache does not help. Your hosting provider has direct access to your site, which we do not, since we do not actually host any sites or servers.
     
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    You are right; of course you knew that. I have the same set of files in two places. I'd looked in one place in FM and another in LFM. I've now got up-to-date files in both places and .......... the Website has still not updated! I search in cPanel for one of the files and it came up twice: no third one.

    I usually use Firefox, but opened Internet Explorer, clear the history etc. and still the old Webpages were there!

    I'm going to shut down, have a G&T and try again tomorrow.
    Cheers.
    Bob
     
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    Turned the PC off last night; turned it back on today: problem solved. Well, the changes have taken effect.

    Just one thing, why are "Lagacy Files" so called?
     
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    They're not. There's an older File Manager called Legacy. It's the older version of the File Manager.
     
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    There is no such thing as "legacy" files. cPanel 11.40 introduced a new file manager, so the old file manager (the one that was in cPanel 11.38 and older) became the "legacy" file manager. The name was changed since legacy is a commonly-used term in the computer world for something that is old and has been replaced by something new.

    Instead of "legacy file manager", it should be read as "legacy file manager," meaning the emphasis is on the file manager, not the files. The legacy part is the file manager, the program that shows you the files, not the files themselves.

    The legacy file manager and the file manager do not keep two separate sets of files; they are just two different ways to look at the same exact files.
     
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    That is probably because rebooting your PC triggered a clearing of your browser cache, which is why I suggested clearing your browser cache in one of my previous replies. Sometimes a Web browser even has to be closed and reopened to fully clear its cache. Thus it is not a matter of the changes "taking effect", but of your Web browser emptying its cache and showing you the updated files that have been on the server the whole time.
     
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