Eclipse - Show hidden files / dot files

By xngo on September 9, 2020

By default, Eclipse won't show any hidden files(dot files) such as .gitignore, .htaccess, etc. In order to view them, do the followings:

  1. At the top right corner of the Package Explorer, click on the little down-arrow.
  2. Select Filters and Customization....
    Eclipse - Package Explorer - View Menu
  3. Uncheck *.resources.
    Eclipse - Package Explorer - View Menu - Filters and Customization

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