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You can show hidden files in Finder with a simple Terminal command: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool YES Then relaunch Finder by holding down the option key and right-clicking its dock icon. However, you can't hide the .DS_Store files without hiding the rest of the hidden files. You probably just have to live one way or the other.
This is what Adobe suggests: To avoid creating .DS_Store files, do not to use the OS X Finder to view folders. An alternative way to view folders is to use UNIX command line. Brilliant! ;)
You can't hide it, but you can make it transparent, then drag it to the bottom-left or bottom right corner. So only you will see a string ".DS_Store", and there will be no icon. Expert method: Copy a transparent image from your favorite img editor, select the icon of the file in the file info window, and paste the transparent image when the original icon is ...
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.
If you use Cyberduck as a client, it will automatically skip those files (and several others) during transmission. This applies to both FTP and SFTP connections. If you're going command-line, you should use rsync instead of scp. With rsync you can add the option --exclude='.DS_Store' to skip those.
After many on/off years of searching for a solution, there are only a few alternatives, none of which quite match your original question; i.e. no solution exists to your specific question....yet One can specifically disable the .DS_store files from being created at all Leave Finder configured to not display hidden files Follow Adobe's nonsense and only ...
I found that peace of open source magic: asepsis. Sources are available on Github but note that this is not compatible with OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) From the FAQ: Asepsis 1.3 does not work with 10.9. (the installer refuses to install). I'm looking for some solution and I will update you on Asepsis progress in some future blog post. From the "Fix ...
Have him look into the free and aptly-named Cleanup SMB Mess application. The developer says: This applescript droplet will clean up Windows shares mounted through the Mac OS X samba client, by removing all "._*" files, .DS_Store files and .Trashes folders on all the volumes and folders dragged on it." I've only used with thumb drives and MP3 ...
The short answer is that you have to hack the Finder binary at runtime to prevent it from creating them. There is no official Apple-blessed way of doing this without directly hacking binaries. "There's an app for that" nowadays. See this blog and this code which is quite awesome if you ask me :)
It appears that Asepsis was updated to 1.3 while I wasn't looking, which fixed the problem in 10.7.4. I've installed it on the Lion machine, and it seems to have resolved the problem. I'd prefer not to use a third-party plugin for Spouse A, but I think Asepsis will solve more problems than it creates.
I have not used it personally, but have had BlueHarvest recommended to me for this... http://www.zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest4/ From the site: The easiest way to keep your disks and file servers clean of Mac “dust”. BlueHarvest automatically removes DS_Store and ._ AppleDouble files (resource forks) from your USB keys, SD cards and file servers, ...
Under Filezilla client, you can configure it to block some file extensions. In View >> Filename filters... you have to create a new filter. Go to Edit filter rules... and New. Look the existing filter called "Useless Explorer files" to adapt to Mac OSx files like .DS_Store From FileZilla oficial forums Regards
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