HELP! I cant get .DS Store file off my desktop??!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bob81, May 29, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Sep 16, 2008
    #1
    i drag and drop it into the trash, and then when i empty the trash bin, it pops back up in the same spot, right under the mac hd icon. I cannot figure this out! Pleez help meh
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    #2
    Do you have hidden files showing? If so, open terminal and paste this entire line:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool false; killall Finder
     
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    ltldrummerboy

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    Oct 15, 2007
    #3
    That's supposed to be there. .DS_store files are what lets the Finder remember how you had your folders arranged and how large the icons are. Every time you delete it, Finder creates a new one.

    The problem is that you have hidden files showing. See above post.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sep 16, 2008
    #4
    i tried that and it worked :). thanks for helping this noob.
    bob
     

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