New to Macs...Please Help!

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

  1. ******* macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2004
    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


    Apr 19, 2004
    Secret Moon base
    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


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


    Open Terminal in your /Applications/Utilities folder. Type

    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles '0'

    to turn off hidden files then type

    killall Finder

    to restart the finder.

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