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Remove hidden OS X files from Windows volumes
Authored by: lpangelrob on Jul 29, '04 06:59:48PM

About how much space do these types of files take up over the whole of one drive? Or is this hint just because those files get annoying?

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Remove hidden OS X files from Windows volumes
Authored by: jantangring on Jul 29, '04 09:43:40PM

Annoying, at least. They may show up in playlists on an MP3 player.

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Remove hidden OS X files from Windows volumes
Authored by: zane on Jul 30, '04 12:42:06AM

These files cause errors in my SonyEricsson P900's MP3 player if I don't delete them.

So for me, it's more than just annoying; it breaks/prevents "normal" operation of one of my devices. I haven't yet seen how my video camera handles them.



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Remove hidden OS X files from Windows volumes
Authored by: pecosbill on Aug 06, '04 12:54:00PM

Other than what others mentioned about hosing mp3 players, I would expect those files to be benign. They are marked hidden so they should not be seen if Windows is set to hide them. Apple plays by their rules (for the most part).

I do, however, wish that Apple would modify the OS X version of SAMBA to properly replace illegal windows chars when sent to or pulled from Windows. The same should be done with the FAT filesystems.

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