.DS Store?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
For some reason after about a week or so of owning our white macbook we started seeing these .DS Store Icons everywhere. You can't delete them they just come back. What can I do to get rid of these?


  • Reply 1 of 3
    open Terminal and enter the following lines exactly as shown.


    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

    press enter, then


    killall Finder

  • Reply 2 of 3
    I believe that should be:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool NO

    Setting it to "TRUE" will set the value as a string, and you want it turned off, not on.

    And to the original poster: You are not going to be able to get rid of the files. That is how the Finder stores the information about how you want that folder to look in the Finder. Rather you just want them not to appear.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    Thank you both for the help. They were really getting annoying, showing up in every folder.
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