Support » Plugin: File Manager » OK to delete uploads/wp-file-manager-pro/fm_backup directory

  • Resolved edash22


    I had several sites that were compromised during the past week because of the file manager plugin vulnerability. On sites where I have fully deactivated and deleted the plugin, I am seeing that files in the: wp-content/uploads/wp-file-manager-pro/fm_backup/ directory still exist and are being updated. (Especially: index.html)
    If the plugin has been removed is it ok to delete these directories? And why would the index.html file be updated once the plugin is removed?

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  • Plugin Author mndpsingh287


    Hi @edash22

    Firstly, we truly apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you.

    Yes, you can remove these directories if you don’t need them. This directory contains the backups of your wp-content directory that you have created with File Manager. The file index.html is a direct directory access protector file. You can delete it as well.

    If you need any further assistance we can schedule a call for personalized support on your issue. Reach out to us at


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