Creating a new .htaccess file in Windows 7
August 23, 2009
Have you ever tried to create a new .htaccess file in Windows 7 (or Vista) via windows explorer? If so, this error will probably look familiar.
Luckily there are a few easy ways around this annoying behavior.
Open Windows Explorer.
Right click > New > Text Document.
Enter ".htaccess." as your file name and say yes to the warning.
Open Notepad and hit go to File > Save As.
Change the save as type to "All Files".
Enter ".htaccess" as the file name and hit save.
Open a Command Prompt.
Type "copy con .htaccess" and press enter.
Press CTRL+Z then enter to save and exit your file.