Remove Desktop DB/DF files?

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  1. macstatic macrumors 6502a

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    Can I safely remove the Desktop DB and Desktop DF files which are present on some of my external hard drives? From what I've read they're files belonging to the pre-OSX era, containing file-ownership/creator info.
    I don't know how they got there in the first place (I've never used those drives with a pre-OSX system, but come to think of it I vaguely seem to recall some sort of "MacOS 8/9 compatibility" in OSX 10.4 or 10.5. Not sure...

    Anyway, do these files have any meaning now, or can I safely delete them without risking data loss or other problems. I'm on OSX 10.6.8.
     
  2. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Yes, it's safe to remove the files. Neither is used by modern versions of the OS.
     
  3. macstatic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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