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How to Remove .DS_Store Files?


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Robert Tracy

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I've got .DS_Store files on my Windows XP desktop and in other folders. Should these be removed or left alone? If not removed can I put them in a folder of their own and put that folder somewhere I won't see it?

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Hi Robert Tracy...

Do you transfer files between a PC and a Mac? If you do, these files should normally be invisible unless you have the Windows machine set to show hidden files and folders. To make them "disappear", go into Folder Options and set the machine to not show hidden files and folders.

Information on DS_Store files

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Hi wannabe1!

Do you transfer files between a PC and a Mac?


Indeed I do.

Thanks for the solution, and the link. :whistling:

Robert

P.S. Just noticed I've got a wwp.dmg file on the Windows desktop. Same question as my original question: remove or not? The .DS_Store files are not visible now.

Edited by Robert Tracy, 10 August 2007 - 08:49 AM.

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The wwp.dmg is basically the Mac version of an .iso file. Have you moved a disk image or something of that nature from the Mac to the PC? There are converters available to deal with these files, but if you don't know what it is, I'd just delete it.

Glad I could help. :whistling:
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Have you moved a disk image or something of that nature from the Mac to the PC?

Yep, all the time. Seems I've seen this wwp.dmg enough times before. Always just deleted it, as you just suggested.

Thanks for taking the time for this. :whistling:

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