Stop OSX from placing junk files on servers?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yg17, May 7, 2005.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    To access my files on the disk space my college gives us, I can connect via AFP through finder and access everything fine. Only problem is that OSX places all sorts of junk in any folder I visit, a file called something like :2e_DS_Store and a folder called .AppleDouble which has junk inside of it. They're invisible in Finder, but show up whenever I login to a campus Windows machine and they're all over the place. Is there any way to prevent OSX from putting these files on the server? Thanks.
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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  3. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Its more than DS_Store files, and personally, I could care less about where the icons should be displayed on the network drive.
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    1. use the terminal to look at the network drive instead of finder.
    2. use the termianl to delete these files.
    3. create a script on the server to delete these files every day or so.
    4. look into http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10478
     
  5. thedoc1111 macrumors regular

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    Or more sensibly, set Windows to hide hidden files (a sensible behaviour, surely)...
     
  6. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Well, then don't use the Finder. :eek:

    I use RBrowser for all my FTP connections, it lets me navigate in much the same ways as I would in the Finder and it doesn't add anything to servers (you don't want it to).

    I would think that the free version (RBrowserLite) would be a good solution for you.
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Windows and OS X have different ways of determining if a file should be hidden. Whats hidden in one may not be hidden in the other.
     

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