Macbook creates a .DS_Store file in every folder you view in Finder. This file stores metadata about that folder’s contents as well as user customizations for things like view type and icon size. How to Stop DS_Store File Creation on Shared Network Drives on macbook

These .DS_Store files are hidden from you in macOS so they won’t clutter up your folder views. But in mixed-OS environments, the .DS_Store files can become a problem.

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Stop DS_Store File Creation

To disable the creation of .ds_store files, launch the Terminal application from /Applications/Utilities/ and enter the following command string exactly:

defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores true

Enable DS_Store File Creation

defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores false

That’s it for now. 

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