What happens to Windows hidden files when you transfer Windows data to OS X via an NTFS external HD? Do they transfer over? If so, how can I get rid of them? The reason I ask is I know when you transfer OS X files to another filesystem format, Mac creates hidden .DS_Store and ._.* files. However what happens in reverse when Windows files are being transferred to Macs? My apologies if I've asked this before already. Its is a bit confusing to me since I'm new to Macs. Any clarification of explanation would be appreciated! Happy New Year!