Dreamweaver 8 is my current FTP client of choice. I am also a LAMP programmer, which means I use .htaccess and .htpasswd. These two files are named by only an extension and no file name. These files are automatically hidden, and you will continually find novices claim that a website doesn’t have an .htaccess file just because he can’t see it.
.htaccess files are automatically hidden on most LAMP servers.
Seeing Hidden Files in Dreamweaver 8
Dreamweaver will allow you to see hidden files on the remote server. The steps are pretty easy.
First Open up the website that you would like to see the hidden files for, and connect to the remote server. Then click on the “drop down menu” button in the top right of the “Files” sidebar.
Then select “View > Show Hidden Files.”
Viola – Hidden files like .htaccess appear!