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Prevent .DS_Store file creation on network volumes
Authored by: jollyroger on Jul 20, '05 11:18:57AM

On Thu, Jul 14 '05 at 08:30 AM, thoughton wrote:

> Why don't you just try it fer chrissakes. It's not like it will take you more than 5
> seconds to cut and paste the SINGLE command into your terminal window. I've
> heard of hand-holding but this is ridiculous.

Did someone get up on the wrong side of the bed? Get a grip - you'll live longer.

Maybe he *did* try it, and for some reason it didn't work, and rather than assuming it just doesn't work on Panther, figured he'd ask here. I'll go ahead and answer his question in a more polite way, since you seem to be unable to do it:

I can verify that this hint does not appear to work in 10.3.9 for me. I have:

# defaults read com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores
true

Yet when I connect to a shared folder (netatalk share on a SuSE Linux machine), Mac OS X still creates .DS_Store folders.

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-monoclast



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Prevent .DS_Store file creation on network volumes
Authored by: imit8 on Feb 21, '06 06:41:27PM

> I can verify that this hint does not appear to work in 10.3.9 for me. I have:
>
> # defaults read com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores
> true
>
> Yet when I connect to a shared folder (netatalk share on a SuSE Linux machine), Mac OS X still creates .DS_Store folders.

Likewise. I have OS X 10.3.9 and I created com.apple.desktopservices.plist in the system and user preferences folders (/Library/Preferences and ~/Library/Preferences). I rebooted and verified the setting using the command you posted.

Apple's advice simply does not work for me, either. I still get .DS_store files all over the place on the SMB share I use.



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