2948 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2009 4:46 PM by redavies
An example. A file is named 106-0675_IMG.jpg. There is a corresponding file named .106-0675IMG.jpg. I know that at a minimum it contains the thumbnail image of the contents of the file. I know that because I deleted a bunch of them using Terminal, and Finder no longer displays the thumbnail. I'd like to be able to see the hidden files in the Finder so that I (hopefully) could select them and delete them before transferring the files to my digital photo frame. Using Terminal is somewhat tedious and needlessly retro. I thought I gave up command line stuff back in the 80s.
I'd like to be able to see the hidden files in the Finder so that I (hopefully) could select them and delete them before transferring the files to my digital photo frame.
When you saw and deleted them using Terminal, were they present on your HD, or did you only look at the files already transferred to the USB photo frame device?
The hidden "._" files are "resource fork" files, and when you make hidden files visible in Finder you might find that they exist only on the USB device, having been created there by the transfer process itself - see:
*Apple Double Format Creates File Name With the Prefix '._'*
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They don't cause a problem, but do take up space.
How much space? If not excessive, then leaving them alone would also be an option!