[Samba] macintosh file clutter on samba filesystems.

Ed Kasky ed at esson.net
Mon Apr 4 01:12:11 GMT 2005

Under Macintosh OSX .DS_Store holds the information which controls the way 
a folder will be opened; i.e., the shape and size of the window, the 
position of the window on the desktop and whether file, folder or icon view 
has been selected. If you delete the .DS_Store the folder would revert to 
the system default next time it is opened and a new blank .DS_Store would 
appear (invisibly).

I for one gave up trying to clean them up. At one point I was running a 
script to clean them up until I found out what they were used for.

So, I live with them as long as it makes the mac happy ;-)


At 03:50 PM Sunday, 4/3/2005, you wrote -=>
>I have a client who has a bunch of macs accessing some samba shares, and
>they write these  ._filename and .DS_STORE  files all over the place, he
>would perfer it to not write these files at all. Anyone ran into this
>issue? what would be the best way to prevent these files from getting
>written onto the shares?  veto?
>Matt Pruett <entelin at logicaldreams.net>
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