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Jun 20, 2002, 06:31 AM
 
My hard drive has some invisible files named ".DS_Store" in several locations. Can anyone tell me what they are?
     
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Jun 20, 2002, 07:00 AM
 
OSX makes them.

They store icon settings, file locations (as in window location co-ordinates), folder view settings, etc.

Pain in the ass.
     
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Jun 20, 2002, 10:22 AM
 
I don't useOS X (yet). Can I delete them?
     
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Jun 20, 2002, 10:24 AM
 
Sorry, double post

<small>[ 06-20-2002, 09:28 AM: Message edited by: speckledstone ]</small>
     
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Jun 20, 2002, 10:29 AM
 
i'd leave them, if i were you
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Jun 20, 2002, 10:35 AM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by speckledstone:
<strong>I don't useOS X (yet). Can I delete them?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">I use OS X all the time and have no idea what those files are needed for.
I also delete them regularly and haven't encountered any problems.
     
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Jun 20, 2002, 05:54 PM
 
You can delete them, it should cause any problems. You'll just lose your OS X view settings for that folder, but seing as you dont use X, you'll lose nothing
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Jun 20, 2002, 08:00 PM
 
Cool, thanks for the advice.
Since I still use a 233mhz Beige G3, and donít have the money to upgrade, I donít think Iíll be using OS X for a while. Ď.DS_Storeí prepare to meet the Trash.
     
   
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