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.ds_Store is a file used by mac to store information and the file is usually hidden.
Can you tell me how did it appear on your dock?
I do not know how it appeared.
Okay. No problem.
Can you open Terminal from utilites
Yes it opened
Type the exact command as below:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles OFF
It will not let me write but set a line of comments
It shows all my defaults
Can you tell me if the terminal you opened looks like this one in the picture below
I will post a picture be sure to scroll down using the scroll bar cause sometimes, the scroll bar goes up and you will not be able to see my recent messages in this window.
Please confirm so i can post the picture
I do not see the picture
Can you see the picture now?
Yes but it does not say welcome
But is it a window like that?
Yes: terminal - tcsh-8024
Do you see the $ sign?
What happens when you type?
I do not think what you have opened is the terminal
Can you open Utilities
Can you see the terminal icon there?
Double Click on the Terminal icon
It is opened
Now type this in terminal
do I start with defaults or after write
the complete line in bold
start from defaults
First hit enter after typing the previous command
then type killall Finder
and press Enter again
Unexpected argument killall; leaving defaults unchanged
did you type the command
yes but will a capital F
type it with small f
no matching processes belonging to you were found
Now check please if the .ds_Store is still there
yes it is still there on the desktop and in the applications
Please type again:
then press Enter
Let me know what does it says, when you type that.
nothing but my name% no files
killall -9 Finder
comes back the same
what does it says? please type exact message here
no equals they should be dashes
Okay. This doesn't indicates any error. Is that file still there?
It is now gone from both places -whoopee!!
We turned off the hidden files.
Thank you very much Kamill - what do I do if it returns?
I dont beleive it would unless something else goes wrong, chances are minimum.
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You can also save these two commands
I see ~ above
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles OFFkillall -9 Finder
Save these two commands, next time IF it comes, just type those in terminal like you did now.
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I saved them and will do....