New to Macs...Please Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by *******, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. ******* macrumors newbie

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    Oct 16, 2004
    #1
    Hello to one and all

    Recently made the switch from WinDoze and PC's to a 14" iBook - and Im loving every minute of it!

    HOWEVER...installed a piece of software called sterMachine, a disk and cashe utility prog.

    On install, several icons appeared on the desktop that i cant get rid of - my file vault and a file called .DS_Store, which i cant delete coz its "invisible". this is very annoying - does anyone have any ideas/solutions?

    I would really appreciate any help you guys can offer to this self confessed novice!
    Many thanks
     
  2. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

    broken_keyboard

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    Secret Moon base
    #2
    Those files are supposed to be there, but they're not supposed to be visible. Have a look in the settings for sterMachine and see if there is anything about "show invisible files" or "show system files" and disable it.
     
  3. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a

    titaniumducky

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    Nov 22, 2003
    #3
    Yeah, those files are normally invisible. Look in sterMachine for the option to disable viewing of hidden files

    OR

    Open Terminal in your /Applications/Utilities folder. Type

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles '0'

    to turn off hidden files then type

    killall Finder

    to restart the finder.
     

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