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posted on June 9th 2016, at 16:31
by lunarg
Mac OSX creates .DS_Store files on network mapped folders to store metadata (such as position of icons, added comments on files and folders, etc.). On a local (Mac-formatted) disk, these are stored as filesystem metadata, but on network folders, this is not possible, so this data is stored in a file instead. While this file is hidden for Mac-users, Windows-users will immediately spot the file in each folder that's accessed by a Mac. The creation of these metadata files can be turned off for network shares on SMB/CIFS, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV servers.

Open a Terminal, and run the following command:

defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores true

This is a user setting s  ...

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