To change the permalinks, the subpanel after selecting a radio button and saving another option, tells me that I should now update my .htaccess file. I have looked and I don't have this file. I have enabled the ability to see hidden files with my FTP client (filezilla), but I still see nothing. I did some snooping and since my local box is windows xp, it may not all the creation of a file beginning with a period like .htaccess. That may be why I don't have it. I downloaded the WP install and then uploaded it via FTP. Anyway, everything is working fine, but I was just trying to change permalink structure but I cannot in any way find or recreate this file. What should I do? Thanks!