.ds_store file?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by semaja2, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Location:
    Adelaide
    #1
    hey guys what does this file do, and is it required, becuase on my windows sever im thinking of putting in restrcitons to stop this file from being put on the server
     
  2. Randall macrumors 6502a

    Randall

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Location:
    Norwood, MA
    #2
    Under Macintosh OSX .DS_Store holds the information which controls the way a folder will be opened; i.e., the shape and size of the window, the position of the window on the desktop and whether file, folder or icon view has been selected. If you were to delete the .DS_Store the folder would revert to the system default next time it is opened and a new blank .DS_Store would appear (invisibly).

    You don't need it at all dude. :cool:
     
  3. semaja2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Location:
    Adelaide
    #3
    ok so perfectly safe to put the restrictions in place? also how will it react if ti cant place the file on there
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    #4
    It shouldn't be a problem. It for some odd reason the restriction gets in the way, you can take a second approach and tell the Macs not to create the things.
     
  5. Randall macrumors 6502a

    Randall

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Location:
    Norwood, MA
    #5
    I dunno, guess there's only one way to find out... ;) Let us know. :p

    Is there a reason as to why you want to block this filetype? Think of it as a thumbs.db file on Windows XP. It ain't hurtin' nobody.
     

Share This Page