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what is this  .ds_store file that i see on my mac now ?

Posted on 2010-01-02
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
hi ... i have this .ds_store file that showed up a while ago and everytime i delete it, it does reappear on my mac and i wanted to fix the problem?can someone help me please ,,, thanks
Question by:da_emerson
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This is  a hidden file created by the finder to hold meta information for a folder such as the position of icons etc. It isn't a problem, and will be recreated by the operating system if you delete it.

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