.DS_Store showing up on desktop...how do I make it go away?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LoneWolf121188, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I know what it is, so I know simply deleting it won't help. I don't understand why it's suddenly showing up on the desktop though! Help? More of a nuisance than anything.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    why are you displaying hidden files?

    why are you trying to delete files that you do not know what they do?
     
  3. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Enter the following commands in Terminal:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder​
     
  5. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why do you assume I don't know what it does? Why are you posting useless comments in people's threads without answering their question in the slightest?

    Anyway, thanks for the tip, GGJstudios. I turned on Show Hidden Files in Path Finder a while ago, since I find it useful sometimes, but I have no idea how it got turned on in Finder. I figured that's what had happened, but I couldn't find a checkbox anywhere in Finder's menus to disable it.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There is no setting in Finder to show or hide hidden files. It can only be done through Terminal commands. My guess is that Path Finder executes the Terminal command to show them, which would also affect Finder.
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 603

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    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It would be helpful if you actually read the thread:
     
  9. belvdr macrumors 603

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    It would be helpful if you just ignored it as well. You get money for having the right answer first?
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    :rolleyes:
     
  11. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Wow! Great reply! Looks like you debate well.
     

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