Attack of the ._ files! Help me figure this out..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jimmy43, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. jimmy43 macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Hey guys, running Snow Leopard as my OS, and we have a Tiger OSX server here in our office.

    Every time we copy files over to the server, we get ._ files for every single file we copied over! It's a bit ridiculous but it hasn't been tooo much of a problem. Now we're starting experience some web server issues and I want to fix this issue once and for all.

    I found this article:

    Which seems to hint that it is because of the HFS vs HFS+.

    I checked the server and it seems to still be running HFS, while all our boxes have HFS+.

    Is there any solutions with this, or are we going to have to format our server to HFS+, and will that fix the issue?

  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    Tiger will not run unless the HDD it is running from is formatted HFS+. So your Tiger machine is definitely formatted HFS+.
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    You can use the dot_clean command in Terminal to join the dot-underscore files with their parent files before you copy them.

    Get more info by typing man dot_clean in the Terminal.

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