.ds_store no more (on network shares at least!)

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Nothing exciting (for most people) but I’ve just finally found an easy way to stop creating the useless .ds_store files on non-mac network shares so I’m putting the info here for my posterity.


  1. Open the Terminal
  2. Type:
    defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true
  3. Press Return
  4. Restart the computer

As found on http://www.textsnippets.com (which also may come in handy in the future)

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