"Invisible Folder" in iBook

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  1. johnnyxhuynh macrumors regular

    johnnyxhuynh

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    I downloaded some files, and they were supposed to go to my external hard drive. Instead, they are now located somewhere on my actual iBook. The reason I say this is because when I remove the external HD, I can still access the files via a "Recent Files" command. I can't find the folder nor files by using Spotlight either.
     
  2. johnnyxhuynh thread starter macrumors regular

    johnnyxhuynh

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    Turns out, it really was an invisible folder. I used a program that revealed invisible files/folders, and there it was! Thanks anyway.
     
  3. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    What program did you use to "see" invisible folders. I am having a similar problem. I can "see" the files but they are greyed out and I am not able to select them. I want to be able to delete these invisible files to clean things up a bit.

    thanks.
     
  4. johnnyxhuynh thread starter macrumors regular

    johnnyxhuynh

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    Try this.
     
  5. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the program. That seemed to show the "hidden" files well. However, when I delete the file and delete it from the trash bin, the file reappears.
    The file name is: DS_Store

    Any idea what this file is or what it is for?

    thanks.
     
  6. johnnyxhuynh thread starter macrumors regular

    johnnyxhuynh

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    I think it's this program here, but I haven't used it myself just yet. Let me know what you find of it.
     
  7. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Finder uses this to store window position data (like how big it is, the icon type) for every folder.
     
  8. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    Is it a file I should keep then and not worry about it?
     

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