You can open them in TextEdit, some stuff is scrambled bt you'll get the idea of what is contained in it.Thanks. So is that a 'no' then regarding sensitive info, like my name, in the ds_store file? I understand that some system info was present in theses files pre 10.1, but now? Is it possible to view what's contained in a ds_store file now?
yup. just rm 'em.Besides the fact if this files carry sensitive info or not...Can you delete them (trash them)?
and that's what sucks about it.As far as I know, the .DS_Store files are used by the Finder. Even if you deleted them, they'd probably just be replaced.
When the DS_Store file is supposed to just be information on the view settings of the directory/etc, there usually shouldn't be a reason to delete them. Granted, Windows doesn't understand hidden files in the same way that OS X and Linux does, and apparently that drives people nuts thinking that Apple did the wrong thing. :/and that's what sucks about it.
Depends who you are and what you use. Apple has admitted it's a bug. And for the record they used to have sensitive information in them. Now they don't again but you never know when they will again. The thing is people didn't see them and by mistake uploaded them to their web sites and then they got hacked. "FTFF!"When the DS_Store file is supposed to just be information on the view settings of the directory/etc, there usually shouldn't be a reason to delete them.