ds_store?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pulpadded, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. pulpadded macrumors newbie

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    Feb 29, 2012
    #1
    I keep getting ds_store files in every folder I create. I googled it and there was something that was intended to stop it, a terminal command, but I restarted and it didn't work.
     
  2. GGJstudios, Mar 24, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Creation of .DS_Store files is normal and they are hidden by default.

    To show hidden files in Finder, enter the following two commands into a Terminal window (press enter after each line):
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder​
    To hide hidden files in Finder, enter the following two commands into a Terminal window (press enter after each line):
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder​

    Mac OS X v10.4 and later: How to prevent .DS_Store file creation over network connections
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Boston
    #3
    OSX uses the ds_store files for icons and folder attributes, position, viewing options. If you stop the creation then you lose that ability.

    Any particular reason why you don't want OSX to create those?
     

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