Transferring the HTACCESS File from one web service to another

Hello, I am currently working on a digital archive and have been trying to change the permissions of my installation so that I could upload images. However, last night I followed the advice of an old forums post to make a small change to the HTACCESS File and accidentally chose to make in available to view on Adobe Acrobat. So now I am unable to view the File and transfer it to another digital medium. Any suggestions on whether or not there is a way for me to have full access to my HTACCESS File? Thanks in advance.

A basic text editor will be the best choice for editing .htaccess. Depending on your operating system, there will be some way to choose which application to use to edit a file.

If you can post up what you have in your current .htaccess file, that will also help.