File .ds_Store shows up all over my G5.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rooknut, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. rooknut macrumors newbie

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    On the desktop I have a file named .ds_Store. What is this? When i toss it in the trash, it reappears after 5 seconds. Now it even shows up in every folder I open up. I cannot get rid of this pesky file. Thanks for any info.
    Rooknut.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Go to your Applications/Utilities folder and lauch Terminal, then type the following:

    Then press Return, then type:
    Then press Return
    Then close Terminal
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    .ds_Store files store the information and physical layout of folders and windows. its just a way OSx remembers where and what files are in each folder, its a hidden file, which means that somehow you have enabled hidden files being seen. the above method will turn off hidden files being viewed.
     
  4. rooknut thread starter macrumors newbie

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    File DS_Store

    Thank you GGJstudios and DoFoT9

    It worked like a charm. The pesky file disappeared and all is well.

    Take care from Switzerland, the land of chocolate.
    Rooknut
     
  5. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    Technically the file is still there, you just cant see it
    But thats not here nor there
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ill talk 1KG of your finest, thanks sir :p
     
  7. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    I miss Switzerland. And the chocolate. It's a great country. Cheers.
     

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