What is this and how do I get rid of it?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BasilFawlty, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. BasilFawlty macrumors 6502

    BasilFawlty

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    #1
    I have a file on my desk top titled: .DS_Store

    What is this file and how can I prevent it from displaying on my desktop?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    .DS_Store files are usually hidden. To hide hidden files in Finder, enter the following two commands into a Terminal window (press enter after each line):
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder​
     
  3. BasilFawlty thread starter macrumors 6502

    BasilFawlty

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