How to view hidden files in an FTP client

Overview

Configuring your FTP client to show hidden files is a process that differs significantly between each FTP client. Instructions for doing so using many popular FTP clients are found below:

You should be using SFTP to connect (rather than FTP) since SFTP ensures a secure connection to your server.

If you are already connecting using SFTP, you may already be able to see hidden files. This depends on the client you're using.

Using FileZilla

Click the Server tab at the top and select Force showing hidden files:

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Using Fetch

See the following article to learn more about how to use Fetch to view hidden files:

Using Transmit

See the following article to learn more about how to use Transmit to view hidden files:

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