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I'm trying to search my Windows Home Server for .DS_Store files that my Mac littered the server with. Windows 7 reports there are no *.DS_Store files in a folder, even though I can see it with the Show hidden files and folders option turned on. What can I do to track all these files down on my server and wipe them out?

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but... there ARE not *.DS_Store files, surely? I do not believe * matches nothing. – Phoshi Apr 18 '10 at 20:29
If he had a mac, I'd bet a good sum that there was – RCIX Apr 18 '10 at 21:02
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Use Window's "Search Advanced Query Syntax", which basically lets you do stuff that Vista and XP advanced search used to let you (that Windows 7 hid). Read about it here.

You can just search filename:.DS_Store to find all files with a file name that begins with ".DS_Store". Should work.

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That did it. Thanks! I can't believe I didn't think of this. I even have an Ars Technica article starred in Google Reader about the Advanced Query Syntax. :facepalm: – jasonh Apr 19 '10 at 19:46
:) that's good. – Vervious Apr 19 '10 at 22:30

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