Hidden files

rainking

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 12, 2011
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Johnson City, NY
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?
 

heisenberg123

macrumors 603
Oct 31, 2010
6,497
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Hamilton, Ontario
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?
how are you creating this thumb drive
 
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