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

Drag folders to be "cleaned" onto the application icon or the "drop zone" in the application. You can also clean directories through a menu item in the app.

Cleaning up .DS_Store files couldn't be any easier.

What's New

Version 1.6:
  • DS_Store Cleaner has gone native! You no longer need Java to run this great tool.


OS X 10.7 or later

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Endymion0000 Member IconComment+72

I find that if the folder dropped on the app contains multiple levels of sub-folders with .DS_Store files in them, I need to drop the topmost folder on the app multiple times until it finally says there are zero .DS_Store files.

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Version 1.6
Momijigari Member IconReview+32

Seems to be among the better versions of this type of tools, but would benefit from an option to automatically quit after it is done cleaning.

It works fine on OS X 10.6.5 after editing the Info.plist, even though it says the MinimumSystemVersion is OS X 10.7.

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Version 1.6
xati-ba Member IconReview+237

This is already featured in OnyX

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Version 1.6
P=NP Member IconComment+57

Why would anyone need an application for this? Open Terminal and type:

sudo find . -name ".DS_Store" -depth -exec rm -f {} \;

The command above does scans directories recursively for .DS_Store files and removes them.

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Version 1.6

Its free anyway and does the job....


Because not everybody is comfortable with the command line, especially when deleting files.


I use "find . -name ".DS_Store" -delete"


Why? Because it's more convenient than opening Terminal and typing?

Mplem Member IconReview+2

The "requirements" line says : Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
But when I try to open it, a message says : "You have Mac OS X 10.6.8, this app needs Mac OS X 10.7 or +"
Please, change the "requirements" line :-)

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Version 1.6
Micassaf Member IconComment+1

Requirements mention Intel, Mac OS 10.4 but in fact the application works only with Mac OS X Lion 10.7...

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Version 1.6

Thanks for letting us know, I've updated the listing to reflect that :)

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Version 1.6
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Version 1.6
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Downloads 6,263
Version Downloads 6,263
License Free
Date 14 Nov 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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