I have a .ds_store icon on my desktop, and I have no idea what it means or how to get it off of there. Whenever I delete it, it just appears again on my desktop right after it goes to my trash can. How can I get rid of it or does it not mean anything? Thanks!
Open the Script Editor or AppleScript Editor in one of the subfolders of Applications and run the following:
tell application "Finder" to quit
if (do shell script "defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles") is "1" then
do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 0"
do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 1"
tell application "Finder" to run
If you change your mind later, run the script again.