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Cocktail - A collection of mini-utilties in one app
Authored by: Gordon Werner on Mar 17, '03 04:33:43PM

what exactly are the .DS_STORE files?



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Cocktail - A collection of mini-utilties in one app
Authored by: rarpsl on Mar 17, '03 08:53:01PM

.DS_Store files are the MacOS X files that correspond (in function) to the
MacOS 9.x Desktop DB/DF Files. Each file contains the Desktop Data
(Icons, Icon Locations, View Options, etc.) for files in that directory
(unlike MacOS 9.x where all the data resides in Desktop DF and Desktop
DB). Without them there is no way for you to get Desktop displays (not
100% true since MacOS X has ways it can try to re-create the files but
the results of the destruction/removal of the files can cause this).



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