1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 16, 2008 8:43 PM by Courcoul
GeneMike Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
In a Synchronization program, an invisible file ".DS_Store" shows up at the beginning of only some of the folders. In some cases, the file (.DS_Store) shows up in the host volume but not in the target volume and the program wants to copy it to the target.

I understand that the file contains display and other information about the folder. Why does it exist in only some folders? And, should I be copying it to the target volume?

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  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (12,555 points)
    The Finder stores customized settings for a folder in its .DS_Store file; stuff such as icon placement, layout, colors, font size, etc. Some folders that haven't been customized won't have that invisible file. If you erase it, you lose the customization, so you decide whether you want to copy it over to the target.