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.DS_Store files and invisibles
Authored by: 18spheres on Mar 27, '04 01:13:18PM

Can somebody just tell me why all of a sudden I'm getting .DS_Store appear on my desktop and other places? I delete them all the time with DS_Store Cleaner and have also used script advised in this forum but it re-appears again and again.

I also noticed files/folders with my harddrive with names like .Trashes, .volume, .hidden, bin, dev. etc, var, usr, mach, tmp which I've not seen before? When I try and send to trash a message says that I either don't have sufficient privileges or they cannot be trashed because they are invisible.

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A solution to invisible files showing up all over
Authored by: DanPritchard on Mar 31, '04 02:56:43AM
You seem to have triggered the viewing of invisible files. Best to just re-hide invisibles instead of deleting. Do this in the Terminal (Tested myself):

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles OFF

Then relaunch the Finder, or log out and back in.
If later on you need to view invisibles again, just repeat the process with "ON" instead of "OFF".

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