Mac file duplicating after being deleted through Trash?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Reflx, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2013
    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.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2012
    Good advice.

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