.DS_Store enabler/disabler

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Prevent OS X from creating new .DS_Store files when opening folders on remote volumes mounted using SMB/CIFS, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV.

These files is often the source of complaints against Mac users, who leave a trail of these files scattered throughout the filesystem when "visiting" a Windows share.

When this hack in place the .DS_Store files will continue to be created on local volumes (which is a good thing).

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Does anyone know if it's possible to prevent a user from opening a file over a network? Allowing them to Read and Write is fine, just not open across the network...

Alternatively, you could just follow the instructions on Apple's own homepage, which does the same thing: "Mac OS X 10.4: How to prevent .DS_Store file creation over network connections" (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301711).

> When this hack in place the .DS_Store files will continue to be created on local volumes (which is a good thing).
I don't think it's a good thing, I think it's very annoying, and it generates unnecessary clutter.