APFS and .DS_Store files

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by mayuka, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. mayuka macrumors 6502a

    mayuka

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    Hi all,

    I have a simple question that the internet has no immediate answer.

    With macOS 10.13 and APFS, are .DS_Store files now a thing of the past?

    Best wishes
     
  2. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020

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  3. mayuka thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mayuka

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    Because .DS_Store contains metadata that could be easily integrated into APFS.
     
  4. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020

    chucker23n1

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    It could also be integrated into HFS+. Doing so, though, would stick the metadata to the file system, so when moving the folder to a different computer, it gets lost. Hence putting it in the folder.
     
  5. scgf macrumors regular

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    I only ever saw the .DS files when browsing my Mac volumes from Windows and since Windows is unable to browse APFS volumes I have no idea if they are still there.
     
  6. v1597psh macrumors regular

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    No. Still there. But now they are not shown even with show hidden files in finder. I found them with Find My File app
     

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