Dealing with .DS_Store files
.DS_Store files can cause headaches, but are easily removed.
Missing files that aren't actually missing.
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
Apache security "leak" noted with .DS_Store files
OS X Odds & Ends: No Wired4DVD support; DS_Store item updated
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.
Managing persistent icon placement changes, physically spurred visual artifacts on a MacBook display, and more are among this week's topics.
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.
Mac OS X's placement of windows is determined by the .DS_Store files that are located within each folder in the system. When users change window size and location, placement information is stored in the .DS_Store file that is in the current folder being r