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How do I show hidden files?
Configuring your FTP client to show hidden files is a process that differs significantly from each FTP client. Instructions for doing so using many popular FTP clients can be found below:

In Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver won't display hidden files in Site View. You can either use another FTP program or you can use your filemanager.

In Filemanager
Step 1: Go to www.yoursite.com/fileman/fileman.cgi?
Step 2: Select the 'web' folder
Step 3: Select Preferences from the tools menu.
Step 4: Tick the 'File Display' -' Do you want to show hidden files?' checkbox (NB: The directory will refresh showing the hidden files.)
Step 5: You can then delete / copy / move the file using the Commands menu.

In CuteFTP
Step 1: Go to Sitemanager.
Step 2: Choose the connection and click edit.
Step 3: Make sure filters is checked.
Step 4: Press the filter button towards the bottom.
Step 5: Check [Enable remote filters (Server applied filter)]
Step 6: In the box below add -al
Step 7: Hit apply, now log in with that connection.

In WSFTP
Right click on the connection before logging on, select "properties", then select the "startup" tab. On this screen you shall see a box that says "Remote file mask". In this box place "-al", then log in.

In Fetch
Step 1: Open the Preferences.
Step 2: Click on the 'Misc' tab
Step 3: Click on the 'Obscure Options' popup menu.
Step 4: Check the 'Send LIST -al to UNIX servers'

In BBEdit
Click the checkbox that says 'Show Files Starting with "."'

In Transmit
Step 1: Open the Preferences.
Step 2: Click on 'Files' in the Toolbar.
Step 3: Check the box that says 'Show all Hidden Files."

In FTP Voyager
Step 1: Select a profile in the FTP Site Profile Manager.
Step 2: Click on the 'Advanced' button.
Step 3: Select the category 'Connection'.
Step 4: Enter "-la" in the Extra LIST Parameter.

In SecureFX
Step 1: Right click on the connection before logging on.
Step 2: Select "properties".
Step 3: Select Category > Options > FTP.
Step 4: On this screen you shall see a box that says "Directory Listing Options". Select the option "All entries", then log in.

In LeechFTP
Step 1: Run Leech FTP
Step 2: Select "File", "Options"
Step 3: Select "Transfers" tab
Step 4: In the "List Command" box enter "LIST-a" (no quotes)
Step 5: Click "Accept"
Step 6: Log in and view directory, all is well.

Last updated: Mar 14, 2005.

User Post (2005-11-02 12:44:05 by udioron)
To enable file display from the server, create a .ftpaccess file with the line:
ListOptions "-a"
User Post (2005-09-13 18:05:56 by sirokai)
In IE...

Login to your ftp site

In the menu bar, click Tools -> Folder Options

Click tab "View"

Under Files and Folders is a section called "Hidden Files and Folders"

Click "Show hidden files and folders"

User Post (2005-06-17 14:36:33 by vikyvi)
this is also important if you would like to delete/empty your domains/subdomains/folders....
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So, don't forget to turn ON filters >>>otherwise no chance that you can delete/empty your domains/subdomains/folders/dirs
User Post (2005-05-15 22:14:53 by twell)
AceFTP...
Step 1: Go to the site profiles manager (Ctrl+W)
Step 2: Go to the properties of the site (left click -> properties, or select and Alt+Enter)
Step 3: Click on "Folders" in this list on the left
Step 4: Under "Folder Listing Command:", select the "Use custom value:" radio button and type "LIST -al" into the dropdown menu immediately below.
Step 5: Click "OK"
User Post (2005-05-04 15:01:30 by westegg)
I'm guessing there's not a way to do it with IE?
User Post (2005-04-19 14:30:05 by jam_dan)
In FileZilla ( http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/ )

Edit -> Settings -> Remote file list

Be sure that "Always show hidden files" is checked.
User Post (2005-04-11 13:39:14 by isk67)
In fireFTP -- http://fireftp.mozdev.org/

Step 1: Run fireFTP
Step 2: Select Preferences (Alt+R)
Step 3: Select the "General" tab
Step 4: Select "Show Hidden FIles"
Step 5: Click "OK"