2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 8:54 AM by Jonathan Melville
RDStokes Level 1 Level 1

When my users mount a server, they inherit the chevron settings of a previous user.  Sometimes that previous setting has a chevron turned down on a big folder.  That results in long mount times over Internet connections.  It is also confusing to the users to have the server view change on mount from day to day as other people change the configuration.


Does anyone know how to control the chervon settitngs of folders on a mounted server?



  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7

    What I tend to do is to use TinkerTool and to tell the account to not create/modify the .DS_Store files over a network connection.

  • Jonathan Melville Level 2 Level 2

    You may find it useful to just disable .DS_Store files all together for network volumes.


    You can run this command on the client machines to tell them not to write .DS_Store files on a network volume.


    defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true



    You could then find and remove all .DS_Store files on the network volume you are sharing out.


    find /Volumes/Shares/YourSharePoint -name .DS_Store -exec rm {} \;