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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.

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....
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)
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"