Copying files from Mac to XP question - . files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zathras, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. zathras macrumors member

    zathras

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    First off this is my first post - Hi. I bought my first Mac (an iBook G4) about a month ago and ordered a new 20" iMac to replace my home machine last week.

    That said I have a Mame Machine and a Jukebox that I built that have XP machines in them and ocassionally I upload new files to them over the network. I can copy files fine to them but is there an easy way to have Mac not copy the hidden "." files that confuse Windows? I've been searching/Googling and I can't find anything about it...

    Thanks,
    Zathras
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    Not the best answer, but you can tell Windows to hide them (as usually dot files are meant to be hidden)...
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 601

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    I had the same issue with .DS_Store files. I ended up just having a job on the Windows box that would remove them.
     
  4. zathras thread starter macrumors member

    zathras

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    I just noticed that the latest version of OnyX has an option for preventing .DS_store creation over network.
     

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