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Topic # 30770 20-Feb-2009 16:23
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We have some Mac OS X users that copy files to one of our Windows 2003 server files shares.  At the moment they are connecting via smb:// however I notice whenever they copy anything to the share folders or sub folders.  They cause extra hidden files to be created, some of these files are 2x the size of the original file.



Also the character encoding of some of the folders seems to be getting mangled, see the dot's under the numbers in the name.  If I correct the folder name back to normal it seemingly reverts to "bunga" after someone using Mac OS accesses it again using smb://




A few google searches haven't been that enlightening so far.

Anyone have any idea what do I need to change on either the Windows 2003 server or on the Mac OS X machines to prevent the extra hidden (.DS_Store and ._xyz) files from being created in network shares and to stop the folder name corruption issue?



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  Reply # 196967 20-Feb-2009 17:11
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How to stop the .DS_Store files on network shares:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1629

If anyone finds how to stop the ._ files and messing up of folder names let me know

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