How to display hidden files in Eclipse (dot prefixed files)

If your project has hidden files and folders with dot prefixes, for example .gitignore, .htaccess, or .config, then they will not be visible in your project in Eclipse IDE.

In order to show hidden files,

  1. Open your project in Eclipse.
  2. Click on the 3 dots next to Package Explorer,
  3. Go to Filters... and uncheck *.resources
    Select Filters in Eclipse
    uncheck resources
  4. You should now see the hidden files in your eclipse project.
hidden files visible in eclipse project

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