On Wed, Sep 2, 2015, at 00:31, Terry Reedy wrote:
The problem with Windows is that the standard is to put things in an invisible directory, which makes it difficult to tell people, especially non-experts, to edit a file in the directory.
I'm not sure you _should_ be telling non-experts to find a file to edit. Why doesn't your app provide a UI for it, or at least a button that pops up the file in the text editor (Minecraft, for example, has a button to pop up the folder you're expected to drop downloaded texture packs into), if editing it as free form text is something that end users _really_ should be expected to do?
Plus, it's not really any harder to find than a "Hidden" directory beginning with a dot - in either case you have to either type the name or enable showing hidden files, and neither platform makes this easier than the other.