FileZilla show hidden files

How to show .htaccess and hidden files in FTP: FileZilla etc.

We had some issues on some websites, so we had to modify some rules in the .htaccess file. Unfortunately, none of the programs we use on windows for ftp connection shows by default this and other hidden files, e.g. the files whose filenames starts with a dot, according to the Linux/Unix convention.

How to enable hidden files viewing?

How to show hidden files in FileZilla

Just do this:

  • FileZilla version 2: select “Edit -> Settings -> Interface settings -> Remote file list” then select the check box “Always show hidden files”;
  • FileZilla version 3+: they moved it, you can’t find it under Settings; instead, select “Server” in the main menu, then select “Force showing hidden files”.

How to do this in Beyond Compare

Just do this:

  • Beyond Compare version 2: select “Tools -> Options”, then pick the “Ftp -> Advanced” tab, finally enable the “Show hidden [-a]” option in the “List Options” group;
  • Beyond Compare version 3: select “Tools -> Ftp Profiles”, then position on the appropriate ftp profile and pick the “Listings” tab, finally enable the “Show hidden [-a]” option in the “List Options” group.

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