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._ At The Beginning of Every File

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Hi,

When I copy files to my Windows machine from the Mac, I always get a file with the same name, but beginning with ._ in the folder it was placed in. Any ideas on how to stop these appearing?

Also, what is that .DS_store file?

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Solarix    0

i only get the .DS_store file from the mac side for me, when i plug in a usb drive to the mac it creates it no matter what

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aristotle-dude    0

The .DS_Store is a thumbnail cache and window settings file I believe and the other files are the resource forks of the files. Did you copy the files directly or did you zip them up first?

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Dessimat0r    0

On *nix systems, . in front of a file signifies that the file should be hidden.

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The .DS_Store is a thumbnail cache and window settings file I believe and the other files are the resource forks of the files. Did you copy the files directly or did you zip them up first?

I copied the files directly.

On *nix systems, . in front of a file signifies that the file should be hidden.

Ahh I see, is there anyway to stop these files being copied over?

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aristotle-dude    0
I copied the files directly.

Ahh I see, is there anyway to stop these files being copied over?

Did you mount a share on the windows machine? Copying with the command line using cp will not copy over the resource forks.

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session    0
I copied the files directly.

Ahh I see, is there anyway to stop these files being copied over?

hide hidden files on windows xp :D

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PureEdit    0

The ._filename files are the resource forks for your files. Windoes doesnt support resource forks, so they are stored separately.

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Did you mount a share on the windows machine? Copying with the command line using cp will not copy over the resource forks.

Yes, I mounted a share. I have made it an alias on my desktop for easy access.

How do I copy using the command line?

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aristotle-dude    0
Yes, I mounted a share. I have made it an alias on my desktop for easy access.

How do I copy using the command line?

Ok, go to /Applications/Utilities and run Terminal. You copy using the cp command

syntax:

cp sourcepath destinationpath

You can really easily copy a directory from you mac to your PC by doing this:

1. Open up terminal

2. type in: cp -R (drag the directory you wish to copy to the terminal window) (drag your destination path)

If the destination path is not the root of your mounted share, open up the share and drag the destination folder to the window.

Using the command line can seem daunting at first but luckily it supports drag and drop. :)

For more info on cp, type in "man cp" into a terminal window.

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