Resolved Change Finder List View text sizes

Dave_O

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Is there a way to set the text size for all folders on a Mac to display in a specific size? I can do it for a single folder using these instructions

https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-options-icon-list-column-gallery-view-mchldaafb302/mac

but the changes only effect the folder displayed. I would like to have the Finder list view text size set to 14 for all folders, but changing a folder, and clicking "use as defaults" does not seem to work.

-- EDIT --

Found the answer. Had to delete all the .DS_Store files on a volume after changing the defaults. Relaunch the Finder and all folders now use the default list text size.
 
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jbarley

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Good, now maybe mark your thread as "Resolved"
Click the little gear icon (top-right) area of your post and edit the thread title.
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Populus

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I’m trying to do the same to set all icons to 72x72 by default, on a whole hard drive. Is it there a way to do this quickly??? I mean, a way to delete all .DS_store files in a drive at once.

Thank you.
 
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Populus

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I use EasyFind to search and delete all files named .DS_store. Takes a couple of minutes.
Yeah but... I think APFS or Catalina doesn’t allow you to see the DS_store file. I know this was posted on Mojave subforum, but actually I think now it is more difficult.

I‘ll take a look on EasyFind, and if I can’t I’ll open a new thread on Catalina subforum.
Are you able to see DS_store files when revealing the hidden files on Catalina? Or are you still on Mojave?

EDIT: I have that app. It’s pretty awesome, although lately I rely on Spotlight only.
EDIT2: BINGO, awesome app indeed. Found all the DS_Store files. THANK YOU!!!!

Still, I want to learn more about .DS_Store, .fseventsd and .Spotlight-V100 and their roles on APFS/Catalina.
 
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