Hidden ._<name>.mp4 files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Knersis, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Knersis macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I've got a question regarding the hidden .mp4 files created by OSX. What exactly are these hidden files?

    They are named ._<movie name>.mp4 and I find them in all the folders where I have a an mp4 movie located on my NAS device.

    The reason I have noticed this is that when I connected from my Windows 7 machine to the folder, I have show hidden files and there are thousands of these files. They are now causing problems with an application I use to automatically populate my Windows iTunes library called iTunes Folder Watch.

    I want to update the developer of the application as to these hidden files so that he can ignore them when processing a folder, but would first want some more information as to what they are/do.

    Cheers
    Wayne
     

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