Mac OS X 10.4: How to prevent .DS_Store file creation over network connections

by Volker Weber

From the Apple knowledgebase:

To configure a Mac OS X user account so that .DS_Store files are not created when interacting with a remote file server using the Finder, follow the steps below. Note: This will affect the user's interactions with SMB/CIFS, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV servers.

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

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Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2005-07-13

Brilliant! Danke.

Jake Howlett, 2005-07-14

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