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    Dot Files, Hidden Files, Etc and External Devices

    Afternoon All

    Right, ok, so this hasn't really bothered me before, just been a bit annoying when I've used a USB stick or SD card that has been in my Mac on a PC and such, but now I want to try and find a solution to this problem.

    As Mac users will know, OS X puts a load of hidden files and your drive to help with the indexing of it when in your Mac. It's not something I have a particular issue with, as on a Mac they're hidden, but in any other devices you get all the .FileName and ._Filename type files, as well as the .DS_Store etc. The reason this is annoying me today is that I thought I'd try out putting music on a SD card to use in my wifes car, so you scroll to the folder you want only to be greated with all the "corrupt" dot files first that it skips it's way through until it reaches a playable audio file.

    With that in mind then, I'm looking to try and find a way in which to stop it putting the dot files onto external devices and such in the first place so that they remain clean. It's actually something that would be good for when checking a clients flash drive etc, to be able to hand it back without all those additional files on too, so does anyone know of any way to go about doing this?

    When I Googled it, there seemed to be a lot of ways of how to stop SpotLight indexing it, which would remove some, but I wondered if there's a way to stop them all?

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    Right, found this >> DS_Store, ._AppleDouble, .Folders. Keep it clean. | zeroonetwenty << which seems to be the only option .. going to download the trial and see how it does .. if it works, then at $14.95 I think I'll get it to save the "heart ache"

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    I normally install Asepsis which is free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I normally install Asepsis which is free.
    Is that more a system wide thing? I'm just after keeping non-mac drives clean really which BlueHarvest seems to do nicely.. it's a shame Onyx doesn't do it as there's an option for Network drives but not "non-mac" drives .. ah well ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by soveryapt View Post
    Is that more a system wide thing?
    It is. Perhaps CleanMyDrive might be worth a try instead since it just does external drives inc. SD cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    It is. Perhaps CleanMyDrive might be worth a try instead since it just does external drives inc. SD cards.
    Ooo .. looks good .. ta



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