DeStore
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App to clean .DS_Store files.   Free
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DeStore, a simple .DS_Store & ._File cleaner.
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • Added metadata ._File cleaning.
  • Application quits when window is closed.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Sep 2005
developer dude....

this little tool will be great with a "drag n' drop" feature! (maybe a preferences for it)

THANX
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Sep 2005
Uses: Many external devices that use the Mass Storage profile (ex: Cameras, Mp3 players, USB keys, Portable Gaming Systems, etc) not only have no use for the .DS_Store file, but may also fail to function correctly because it, and other Filesystem artifacts are present.

This is a useful tool for doing what people would have to do recursively from the command line (remove rm recursively the specific file called .DS_Store).

Why this is not an option in the OS (handling of Mass Storage could be done w/ an option to not maintain finder prefs AND not transfer metadata files over further mapping per volume if requested) is somewhat bothersome.

Improvements: This application would be much better if it gave you an option to erase both the .DS_Store AND the metadata ._Filename files from external volumes.

Example: An example of Mac FS artifacts causing problems would be deleting an album on a Sony PSP. If the .DS_Store and the ._ metadata files are present the device will be unable to delete the album because the file is in a storage folder and the directory will not actually be empty.

The damage that can be done with this application is basically limited to removing your finder view setups.

.DS_Stores breed like rabbits so don't worry about them being gone. If you use column view it's a no brainer.

I would give this some stars if it stated it killed metadata. Overall it is useful to those who are needlessly afraid of the command line interface (Terminal) and has some easy potential.
[Version 1.2]


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Soja (developer) commented on 03 May 2005
Bored of external hard drives and file-servers (WebDAV, SMB, NFS) filled with useless .DS_Store files ?

DeStore is a little app erasing recursively .DS_Store files used to format directory layout in Finder.

But be careful, once erased you'll lose the Finder layout you are used to for the concerned directories.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 May 2005
y'kno... that icon looks like a lot like the gaim icon... :-
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 May 2005
Why? What's the benefit? This is utterly bizarre without any explanation why the author believes it's a good idea.

This looks like a wonderful way to completely screw up the Mac OS in 2 seconds flat. Some piece of free software!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 May 2005
Just remember when you erase DS_store files you lose all the desktop folder and file locations you are used to.
[Version 1.1]


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Downloads:9,399
Version Downloads:7,531
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:24 Sep 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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