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.DS_Store enabler/disabler (opensource) - Mac OS X 10.4 or newer
Prevent OS X from creating new .DS_Store files when opening folders on remote volumes mounted using SMB/CIFS, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV.
These files is often the source of complaints against Mac users, who leave a trail of these files scattered throughout the filesystem when "visiting" a Windows share.

When this hack in place the .DS_Store files will continue to be created on local volumes (which is a good thing).

Most of the settings controlled by data in .DS_Store files are "cosmetic" in nature (for example, Finder window position, view style, icon position, etc.)
However, .DS_Store files in OS X also store Finder "comments" so in this sense, disabling .DS_Store files may result in loss of comments data.

For the users of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), or later

This utility has been integrated and replaced by “CleanUp smb mess”, starting from version 2.1

For the users of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), or later

© and Credits

Original software by faqintosh.com
Original hint from macosxhints.com
Programmer: Marco Balestra

© and Credits


dsstore-disabler - 25KB

PPC + Intel

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