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Clear folder view problems by removing DS_Store files

For every window in Mac OS X, a hidden file called ".DS_Store" contains the information on how the window is to be displayed (such as, which columns are shown for "list" mode, icon sizes, window position, and so on). When you change settings in the vie

By June 2, 2009

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Downloads missing from the Desktop? Delete .DS_store file

Missing files that aren't actually missing.

By June 8, 2007

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Finder crashes: Delete .DS_Store files

.DS_Store files can cause headaches, but are easily removed.

By May 16, 2007

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Dealing with .DS_Store files

Dealing with .DS_Store files

By July 29, 2005

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

Managing persistent icon placement changes, physically spurred visual artifacts on a MacBook display, and more are among this week's topics.

By July 8, 2013

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Terminal fun: Deleting repetitive files in OS X

If you find a number of similarly named files that you would like to delete from multiple folders, the Find command in the Terminal can be used to do the trick.

By July 12, 2012

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

What happened to the bounce option in OS X Mail, and what are unexpected ACLs and .DS_Store files in OS X? Here we answer these and other questions from MacFixIt readers.

By February 10, 2012

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Icon and window positions shifting in OS X

The icons and window positioning in OS X can be customized in numerous ways, but in some instances these settings may revert or randomly change.

By September 9, 2011

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Troubleshooting-utility news and updates

Our utilities update report is a column on updates for Mac utilities that have been released in the past week, which include maintenance utilities, launcher configuration tools, and benchmarking and monitoring tools.

By September 6, 2011

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a weekly feature in which we answer questions e-mailed in by our readers. We welcome alternative approaches and views from readers and encourage you to post your own suggestions in the comments.

By September 1, 2011