How to get the .htaccess file again
So, you want to modify the .htaccess file you created a while ago. Trouble is, “dot” files are hidden by default and your FTP client and/or webhoster don’t make them visible, but you need the file, because you don’t want to overwrite/lose the current settings.
I use FileZilla as my FTP client of choice, but even with the option Force showing hidden files set (under the menu item ‘Server’), it doesn’t work with my hoster (Host Europe).
If you know the exact location and name of the file, you can use Filezilla’s Transfer -> Manual Transfer… dialog.
Use the command prompt:
- On Windows, open a command prompt (cmd).
ftp your_serverto connect, then enter your credentials to log in.
ls -afor navigation.
put filenamefor down- and uploading a file.
byeto close the connection again.
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