Ds Store Remover

Developer: Laurent Grandhomme

Current Version: 1.0

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 236.1 KB - Download

Description:

Easily delete .DS_Store files with DS Store Remover!

DS Store Remover allows you to delete .DS_Store files contained in the specified directories (recursively).
Directories can be added using a open directory dialog or by drag and dropping them on the application.

As a bonus, DS Store Remover optionally deletes Thumbs.db files.

.DS_Store (Desktop Services Store) is a hidden file created by Mac OS X to store custom attributes of a folder such as the position of icons or the choice of a background image.

By default, the Mac OS X Finder will create a .DS_Store file in every folder that it accesses, even folders on remote systems (for example, folders shared over an SMB or AFP connection).

These .DS_Store files can be really pesky in a multi-platform network environment, they can basically just lead to unnecessary filesystem clutter that Windows & Linux users receive no benefit from.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.0
Review by tony_mk

super easy - super easy to clean memory stick.. external HDD.. Tks! @Blake - don't choose the system, library.. folders :))

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
1/5
Version 1.0
Review by Blake ybarra

is bad - it messed up the permissions on my hard disk which i hard to repair myself… i do not recommend this program to anyone it will hurt your computer more than help. like most forums say and which i also now believe ds files are supposed to be there for a reason.

Found helpful by 5 out of 12 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 1.0
Review by tony_mk

super easy - super easy to clean memory stick.. external HDD.. Tks! @Blake - don't choose the system, library.. folders :))

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
3/5
Version 1.0
Review by kevdav29

Great App…. But Only Temporarly - I installed it and it worked perfectly. However, a few months later I noticed those stubborn .DS_Store files popping up everywhere again. So I used it once more and right after I closed it, the files appeared seconds later… This needs to be fixed because I have tried all methods to remove these files. My documents are becoming very unorganized and being a student that is the last thing I need. Great app, but it's only temporary.

Found helpful by 2 out of 4 people
3/5
Version 1.0
Review by jingai

doesn't seem to work fully - used once - said it delted 8000+ ds store files on my main drive. however, noticed a number of windows i test opened still had the same non-default views as before. so, ran it again - this is about 30 seconds later. it ran for just as long, about 5-6 minutes, but this time said it deleted 151 ds store files. how did it miss these the first time? after all this, still when i open folders, they seem to have the same view as before. i want to apply the default folder view to every folder! not the app authors fault, this should be a simple checkbox in the finder, or simple command. but, why doesn't deleteing all ds store files accomplish this? maybe they are not being deleted? so frustrating. if you want to make some money, make an app that simply sets every folder in the drive to the default list view. i hate the image previews (useless, waste of space, makes finder run in background "hotter"). would instantly pay 1.99 for this. probably more. it is so stupidly frustrating. thanks for trying.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
5/5
Version 1.0
Review by olziinaa

Amazing Application - I’m premium template designer and sell our premium themes on marketplaces. My windows customers hate .ds_store file. My products has my files and created automtically many .ds_store files. This software absolutely slow my problem. Thanks

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 1.0
Review by shawntripet

Worked great for me and saves lots of time! - Thanks so much for his great time saving tool! I had to go remove the .DS_Store files from a large NAS directory with many many sub-dorectories. This tool did such a great job of removing them all recursively once given the top level directory path. No problems here. Good Job.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
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