After choosing to do custom links in wordpress I encountered an interesting issue. WordPress was saying that the file was not accessible to it for changing and that I should do it manually. I created a file called “1.htaccess” since you cannot create “.htaccess” on windows xp (at least) transferred the file, renamed it and it would promptly disappear!
After some digging:
Under “Server->Force Show Hidden Files” took care of the problem of having it displayed.