My cPanel X fails to display files in public_html. Does any one know why?

thk

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When I open up the File Manager in my cPanel, it usually displays files in public_ftp or public_html. But lately it fails to do that. The space is blank.Why?

This happened before. I was able to correct it by doing the following.
Tools --> Internet Options-->Advanced-->Security-->enabled “Allow active content to run in files on My Computer*

This time though it fails to correct the situation. Can anyone help?
 

thk

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My browser is Internet Explorer 8. The cPanel version 11.30. Thank you for helping me.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Do you receive any specific error messages in the cPanel error log when attempting to display the files within public_html via File Manager?

Code:
/usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log
Also, do you notice any files/directories within the public_html directory that include special characters in their name?

Thank you.
 

thk

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No, No error messages. No, I have not noticed anything or anything different.

It’s just that files do not show. The place is blank. I know files are there because when I use FireFox browser, I can see them. The reason I cannot use FireFox is that it gives an error message when I try to save a file after using HTML Editor.
The error message with the FireFox is as follow:

Error encoding as windows-12152:/usr/bin/iconvi illegal input sequence at position 3291.
I don’t know what it means or how to correct it.

Funny thing is that at Wbhosting pad, which is my host for web hosting, they cannot help me. They say it is the Browser problem. I’m sure it is, but I think they should be able to help. All they suggest is that I use FireFox. But I cannot use FireFox because of the error message.

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it because I feel I am stuck.
 

cPanelTristan

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You should be able to use Firefox, but you simply need to save files as utf-8. You appear to have your files encoded using a language other than utf-8 and the HTML editor is trying to convert it to the wrong type for set characters. We have an internal case about that issue.

Also, have you simply tried using FTP instead? FTP is a lot easier to use to download and upload files. Filezilla is a free FTP client that you can find at this location:

FileZilla - Client Download
 

thk

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How do you save the files as utf-8?

The public_ftp folder is also blank. I do not see any files in it.

Could it be some screening or security block that prevents files from being displayed in the public_html folder?
 

cPanelTristan

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In cPanel main area, please select the following option:

reset all interface settings

Then re-try File Manager to see if you are given a prompt in Firefox when opening a file for the encoding type and ensure to select utf-8 as the file type.

Next, is the cPanel in English or some other language? I'm asking as we did have one case about Chinese language and the files not displaying. It is possible if you are using a language other than English that this might be applicable to why it isn't working.
 

thk

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I opened a file in utf-8. After editing, I saved in the file in utf-8.
The web page showed up distorted in the FireFox browser.
The same web page opened in IE8 also looked distorted and does not show the photo I posted.

The cPanel I am using is in English. My web pages contain some Korean alphabets.

It looks my hope lies in sticking to IE8. Using IE8, I did not have any problem with HTML Edit.
What in IE8 that is different from FireFox that cause the problem of not displaying files in the public_html folder or in the public_ftp folder? Could it be filtering? Or some security blocker? I am just wondering.
 

cPanelTristan

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If your existing cPanel version is 11.30.0.32, then is there any way you can open up a ticket and provide a test file in that ticket for us to test this out? You can open up a ticket using the Bugs link at the top or by visiting http://go.cpanel.net/bugs

Even without root access to the machine, if this is a bug and you have a file you can provide showing this occurring, we could see if this is an issue with that set language.

If you aren't using 11.30.0.32, then it's possible that this is something already fixed in the 11.30.0.32 version.
 

thk

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Suddenly, the files in my public_html folder are displayed.
At the same time the Security Warning Box reappeared. It says, “Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely? . . . . .” When I click on “NO” box, things work out. It may have something to do with Cookies. I don’t know.

I still have problem that I didn’t have before. Using IE8, that is.

When I edit and save a file as “windows-1252” using the HTML Editor of cPanel, I get the following Error message: “Error encoding as windows-1252:/usr/bin/iconvi illegal input sequence at position 3291.” This error didn’t occur before as you can see from the webpage at Column with Contents.

When I edit and save a file as “utf-8” using HTML Editor of cPanel, the file can be saved successfully, but my Korean alphabets get broken. Is this due to a bug in cPanel? Or is it something else?

I will appreciate your help.
 

cPanelTristan

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Please review my prior post. What cPanel version are you running? I am re-quoting exactly what I noted above:

If your existing cPanel version is 11.30.0.32, then is there any way you can open up a ticket and provide a test file in that ticket for us to test this out? You can open up a ticket using the Bugs link at the top or by visiting http://go.cpanel.net/bugs

Even without root access to the machine, if this is a bug and you have a file you can provide showing this occurring, we could see if this is an issue with that set language.

If you aren't using 11.30.0.32, then it's possible that this is something already fixed in the 11.30.0.32 version.