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How to show hidden (invisible) system files in Transmit for Mac

  • by Zach (134)
  • 2 minutes

Transmit is my FTP/SFTP client of choice. By default, Transmit hides hidden/invisible/system files. As a web designer, it useful to show hidden or system files by default when working with platforms such as Wordpress (.htaccess, anyone?).


Open Transmit

Navigate to Applications >


Connect to a Server

You'll need to be connected to a server to access the full View context menu mentioned below. Any server will do.


Enable Invisible Files

With the Transmit window active, navigate to View > Show Invisible Files. By selecting this menu item, invisible files are now shown in Transmit.