I am starting a small record label and using the WP E-Commerce plugin to provide digital downloads for customers. I want to hide the directory we use to provide free mp3 downloads and I want to hide the uploads directory. I found this post but I don't know anything about htaccess:
I tried to create a file with only this code:
named ".htaccess" and it said that file names starting with a "." are reserved for the system.
What do I do to make this work? Is there any other markup in the file I need to write, like in an html file? Am I correct reading that I need to upload it with ASCII and set the chmod to 644?