\.gradle\properties file does not exist

I am trying to set up a development environment on windows. I followed the installation instructions, my path is configured, etc. The next step is to configure my maven credentials in the properties file but when I run ~.gradle\gradle.properties my powershell says it does not recognize ‘.gradle\gradle.properties’ as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. I have looked through the directory and I cannot find this file or any templates either. I have researched on how to create this file form scratch and I am unable to find anything either.

It is just a plain standard properties file.
Create it with any text editor that suits you.