As it stands today, the File Explorer features included Android's DDMS does not show hidden files. It is inconvenient to have to use
adb shell to see and access these files. So I submitted a patch to the Android project. Since it is a bit of work to build Android and apply this simple patch, I've uploaded a
patched version of ddmlib.jar. You simply drop this library into the correct location and File Explorer will now display hidden files.
On my windows machine the correct path is
eclipse\configuration\org.eclipse.osgi\bundles\355\1\.cp\libs. If this path doesn't seem right, do a search in
eclipse\configuration\ for ddmlib.jar.
On linux I suggest you use
strace eclipse | grep ddmlib.jar