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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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Mac file duplicating after being deleted through Trash?

I was trying to delete the hidden files on my USB stick through my Mac when after deleting some of the files there was a file called ".DS_Store" on my desktop. I went and moved it to the trash but once I clicked "Empty Trash" is duplicated itself back to my desktop on its own. I was using a program called Houdini 3 to see and delete my hidden files and now that its on my Mac I was wondering if it shows all the hidden files now and this ".DS_Store" was one of them hidden on my desktop. I have no idea, I just need some help deleting this annoying file.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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It is an important file, and the dot before its name indicates its normally hidden status.
If you turn off to show hidden files in Finder, it will "disappear" again.


Mac OS X – Show / Hide Hidden Files in Finder
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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I was trying to delete the hidden files on my USB stick through my Mac when after deleting some of the files there was a file called ".DS_Store" on my desktop. I went and moved it to the trash but once I clicked "Empty Trash" is duplicated itself back to my desktop on its own. I was using a program called Houdini 3 to see and delete my hidden files and now that its on my Mac I was wondering if it shows all the hidden files now and this ".DS_Store" was one of them hidden on my desktop. I have no idea, I just need some help deleting this annoying file.
You don't need to worry about deleting .DS_Store files. They are created automatically, and are normally hidden. If you don't understand what something is, you shouldn't be deleting it.
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You don't need to worry about deleting .DS_Store files. They are created automatically, and are normally hidden. If you don't understand what something is, you shouldn't be deleting it.
Good advice.
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