i installed Parallels Desktop, and via that, Windows XP today, just to try it out, and after a while, all these files were popping up all over my mac. ALL folders has a ".DS_store" file now, and lots of folders have lots of other files as well. my "macintosh HD" folder is STUFFED TO THE BRIM of these weird files, and they´re semi-transparent as well. i can´t for the life of me figure out what program uses it, but i´m currently suspecting Parallels Desktop. my "Macintosh HD" directory the images speak for themselves, i think... applications folder and just to show that every subfolder, even those non-system-related, have these files: can someone PLEASE help me get rid of these things? if these are "hidden files" that have been "un-hidden", please god help me hide them again! i tried deleting some of the files, and my whole mac froze up, and wouldn´t boot os x. i had to reinstall leopard (keeping settings and files etc though!) to fix it. so i kinda think they´re system related as well, but why are they here!?