Hidden file on desktop

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  1. thesk1llerz macrumors member

    thesk1llerz

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    Today when I booted up make 2010 MBP(See signature if details matter) I noticed icon on my Desktop named ".DS_Store" and when I opened it with textedit it was a bunch of random characters. When I move it to my trash and click "Empty" it just re-apperas on my desktop. I am new to mac and would like to know if I'm doing something wrong or if there is a way to permanently delete this file.
    Thank you for any help. :)

    ~Thes1llerz
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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. thesk1llerz thread starter macrumors member

    thesk1llerz

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    Thank you,
    I just googled it ".DS_Store" and realized what it is. I was creating a plug in to access my hidden files using "Automator" but i haven't used/finished it yet. Can anyone tell me how to remove it from my desktop????

    ~Thesk1llerz
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  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Did you read any of what I just posted? Even if you remove it, OS X will create a new one. You cannot permanently remove a .DS_Store file without having a new one created.
     
  5. thesk1llerz thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, Let me rephrase what I meant, I wanted to know how to remove it from my desktop, without deleting it from my computer.

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    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​
     

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