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We have a mac on our network and everytime our mac user saves a file to the network it saves two filenames, one of which has a dot in it.  

For example, it'll save:
.filename.pdf (which we cannot open)
filename.pdf (which we can open)

Why is this happening?  Is this supposed to happen? Should we prevent this from happening?

Thanks in advance.
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rudyflyer,

They are files used by the Mac and treated as hidden by Mac.  They are no harm to Windows, it can't use them.  Apple recommends you don't delete them if Mac will still access the files. (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25527)

Let me know if you have any related questions or need more information.


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Thanks!  I'm glad that I could help.  Thank you for the grade, the points, and the fun question.

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