mass file position changing.

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by gonadgranny, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. gonadgranny macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2009
    sorry if this is in the wrong location.
    i was wondering if it is possible to create a script which will put a folder in an exact location on the desktop. i am assuming there is a file hidden in each folder which stores the information of the positions of files and folders inside it. is it possible to edit this?thanks. Dan.
  2. lee1210 macrumors 68040


    Jan 10, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    By location do you mean filesystem path, or location in the finder?

  3. dj.mooky macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    I think he is refering to location on the screen itself. So coordinates, like my HDD icon is always in the top right(of 1440 x 900) so it's sitting at probably like... 1380x800something?

    To answer your question though, the information has to be stored somewhere, but I am not sure of the specific file/location there of
  4. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    The information is stored in a hidden file called .ds_store. However, I have no idea what the format of the file is to know how easy it is to modify it yourself.

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