Show hidden files Mystery

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Michaelgtrusa, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Michaelgtrusa

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    For the first time ever, I asked Onyx to show hidden files, I got 2 on my desk top, several in the finder and 1 in the trash. I don't know what they all are but it was an erie site. Advice please?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Well, don't go throwing them away. They are both present and hidden by default for a reason. What did you expect when you asked to see hidden files?
     
  4. Cinder6 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, don't worry about them. You can delete .DS_Store, but it will only come back if you open that folder in Finder (it keeps track of custom folder settings). Others are application-dependent, but are usually UNIX apps and not OSX apps.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Why did you label this a mystery in your title?
    There is no mystery here, as other posters have indicated

    Just re-hide them and be happy :)
    They are hidden so they won't clutter up your Finder
    And so you won't be deleting them

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  6. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    Cinder6, Thank you.
     

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