You can not create a .htaccess file within Windows 7. Simply because Windows Explorer will show you an error saying “You must type a file name.” Just like below, we tried to create .htaccess file with Notepad :
And it showed the error:
You can name it as anything and save as text file; in next step you can rename it.
Now, open Command Prompt; we will rename the file from command prompt. You have to type:
<span style="background-color: #e9eef3; border: 2px solid #CDD6DB; font-color: #000000 font-size; font-family: Arial,Tahoma,Verdana; text-shadow: #fff 1px 1px;">rename (Full location of the file without brackets) htaccess.txt .htaccess</span>
Press Enter. Done. You will get the .htaccess file: