I have a server on HostGator using Cpanel. And i am trying to use the File Manager under the Files panel. Normally if you click the File Manager Icon of HostGator you will be prompted by a popup window of which directory will be redirected and below it are checkboxes that ask you if you want Show Hidden Files. You can check that to show the hidden files of your directory.
But I also encountered that when i was asked to modify my .htaccess that i used the File Manager icon to navigate the files. I did’nt or was not prompted by a popup window so it creates a problem on my part. But after seeing the other File Manager application provided the Legacy File Manager. Legacy File Manager will also prompt you normally for showing the hidden files and checked the checkbox for you to be able to see and edit the hidden files.