Viewing Hidden Files in Finder or Windows Explorer
Operating systems do not always display all of the files in the File Explorer/Finder window. Some files are hidden to prevent the average user accidentally deleting or editing them.
For example, the
.htaccess file is not shown by default.
To see these hidden files in your Finder/Explorer window, use the instructions below.
If you are working with an FTP program, you may also need to change its settings to view hidden files in that program.
The instructions will vary for different FTP programs and they should be in their help files.