Hidden files

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rainking, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. rainking macrumors regular

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    When I create a thumb drive MP3 for my car, OSX creates all these hidden files (I'm guessing for spotlight?) also that my stereo reads as unplayable files so every other song is an unplayable file. I plugged it in a Windows machine and had to manually delete them all. Looks like MP3 files but only 4kb size. Any idea how to prevent OSX from creating all those hidden files?
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    how are you creating this thumb drive
     
  3. rainking thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    not sure why its creating those hidden files, but here is a simple app that toggels hidden files on and off so you can use that to view the hidden files to delete them instead of plugging into a PC to delete them like your currently doing

    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/29096/show-hidden-files
     
  5. rainking thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!
     

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