Learn more about the directory that contains all content on your pair account.


If you log in to the Account Control Center and click the Files option in the left sidebar, you will see a drop-down full of directory names. In this video, we’re going to focus on the Home directory, which is the first option. You can navigate to all other directories from the Home directory. It is the very “top-level” of your directory structure. Because of this, the Home directory is the starting point for your account on the pair Networks server. If you use an FTP or SSH program, they will start you off in this directory.

You can navigate to other directories from the Home directory. In the Home directory list, you will see blue folder icons. These represent other directories. You can click the name of the directory and you will be taken to that directory. Single files are represented by gray page icons. You can click the name of these files to view its details.

You can see the path to the Home directory up at the top here. Below, you’ll see a bar that has the text “Jump to a specific directory” inside. You can type in a file path to a directory in this box (like the Home directory file path mentioned earlier) and then to navigate, you would click Go! over here.

Underneath that, we have an option to Choose a directory. You can also use this to easily navigate to some of the main directories.

Next to it, we have a navigation bar with some helpful options:

  • First is Upload. Click this option if you want to upload one or two files to this directory. If you want to move files in bulk, we recommend you use an SSH or FTP/SFTP client.
  • Next is Back Up. Click this option if you want to create a backup for this directory.
  • After that is New Directory. Click this option if you want to create a new subdirectory in your current directory.
  • Further on, we have New File. This option allows you to create new files in your current directory.
  • Next there is Create Link. Create Link gives you the ability to make “symbolic” links from one directory to another.
  • And lastly, there is Delete Selected. You’ll see check marks down the side of the directory contents here. You can check these boxes and then click Delete Selected to delete any of these files or directories.

And that’s it for the Home directory. If you have any further questions, check out our Knowledgebase or contact our support team at support@pair.com.