Is there a way to prevent .DS_Store creation entirely?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Unspeaked, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020


    Dec 29, 2003
    West Coast
    I know there's way to stop .DS_Store files from being created on network drives. Is it possible to stop their creation entirely?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Wiki says:

    Note that suppressing the creation of .DS_Store files is only possible on network drives such as file servers – they will still always be created on local drives, including flash drives or anything that appears as a flash drive. The creation of .DS_Store and related files on flash-like drives is known to cause problems with some embedded devices that do not expect those files, including several popular models of digital photo frames.
  3. hiddenpremise macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2008
    Somewhere between my imagination and reality
    Not really, but you can keep it from being modified. go into terminal use rm to get rid of the existing .ds_store and then use touch .ds_store to create a new blank one. then lock the file :)

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