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Dec 13, 2000, 10:08 PM
 
There is a document called .DS_Store in many of my root directories. What is this from? Could it be from Virtual PC? Can I turn this invisible or delete it?

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Dec 13, 2000, 11:39 PM
 
I think those come from the OS X Beta...

But don't quote me on that!

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Dec 14, 2000, 12:56 AM
 
Are you seeing it under OS9 or OS X? the file is from OS X. I noticed it when I made all the invisible files visible under OS X. It should be invisible by default. There were instructions at http://www.macosxhints.com/ on all of this. A little searching should give you your answer.
     
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Dec 14, 2000, 01:03 AM
 
I'm seeing it in OS 9, if I'm not using X, can I delete them?
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Dec 14, 2000, 10:47 AM
 
These are created ny OS X and are invisible in OS X since they start with a period. You will see these files in OS 9 on the volume you have OS X installed upon.

You can delete them, although it will do no good since OS X will create them again next time it is used. and i am not sure what informaion is store in this file, I believe its window and directory settings or something of that sort.
     
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Dec 14, 2000, 12:24 PM
 
Go ahead and delete it... I deleted the Beta and it's all good on my bondi-blue baby I'm not going to use the PB until it's faster than it is now... COME ON MWSF 2001!

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Dec 14, 2000, 07:12 PM
 
Originally posted by iPond317:
Go ahead and delete it... I deleted the Beta and it's all good on my bondi-blue baby I'm not going to use the PB until it's faster than it is now... COME ON MWSF 2001!

I agree... I was running the beta but ran into too many problems. I expected Apple to release updates to the testers, but I guess I was wrong.

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