Mac file duplicating after being deleted through Trash?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Reflx, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Reflx macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2013
    I was trying to delete the hidden files on my USB stick through my Mac when after deleting some of the files there was a file called ".DS_Store" on my desktop. I went and moved it to the trash but once I clicked "Empty Trash" is duplicated itself back to my desktop on its own. I was using a program called Houdini 3 to see and delete my hidden files and now that its on my Mac I was wondering if it shows all the hidden files now and this ".DS_Store" was one of them hidden on my desktop. I have no idea, I just need some help deleting this annoying file.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You don't need to worry about deleting .DS_Store files. They are created automatically, and are normally hidden. If you don't understand what something is, you shouldn't be deleting it.
  4. 2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2012
    Good advice.

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