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DS_Store Cleaner 1.1.0
Apr 25, 2003 07:10PM
Contributed by: rwgrier
http://www.redroomdevelopment.com/products/ds_store_cleaner/
Download: 450kb .gz Archive

DS_Store Cleaner is a great tool for getting rid of .DS_Store Files which are created by the Mac OS X Finder.

In older versions of Mac OS X, the .DS_Store file posed a security risk (SecurityFocus.com) because it had system configuration information stored inside. This has been fixed as of Mac OS X 10.1.

DS_Store files can be extremely annoying when you transfer files and folders to other systems. Windows and Linux make these files visible and they get in the way. If you are creating a CD, these .DS_Store files can also be visible.

There are two ways to get rid of these pesky files using DS_Store Cleaner.

If you have the Mac OS X or Windows version, just drag the folder you want to have cleaned onto the Application icon. DS_Store Cleaner will launch and automatically clean the folder and any sub folders. When it is finished, you will see an alert box which tells you how many .DS_Store files have been deleted.

An alternate way to run DS_Store Cleaner is to either double click on the Application icon or run the script (for the java version). DS_Store Cleaner will launch and prompt you to select a folder to clean. Once selected, DS_Store Cleaner will clean the folder and any sub folders. When it is finished, you will see an alert box which tells you how many .DS_Store files have been deleted.

Drag and Drop Support
Faster Startup (well, as fast as it could get for Mac OS X's Java).


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