Cleaning Hidden Files

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  1. den_lim

    den_lim Active Member

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    I noticed that when I bring my flash drives to the photo print shops for printing, there are a lot of hidden files appearing. The printer said that it's because I use a mac. However, these files do not appear when I browse using Finder but do appear when I view using a PC/Windows. Any way I can view and delete these files on my Mac?
     
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    The printer is right Den. You may need MacTuneUp or any similar (and better if free) software to access these hidden files. Basically, it's just a checkbox and a restart away to allow you to access the hidden files. Here's a screenshot:

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    can Cocktail app show hidden files?
     
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    Ejaxene Well-Known Member

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    Aha!

    I've been looking for a way to completely remove the trashed files in my memory devices. Thanks for the tips.
     
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    Yes it can. And clean them also automatically.
     
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    extremeshot PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I noticed that one too when bringing my thumb drive when I get photos from my Mac printed. One thing I also noticed is that I can't write on the thumb drive anymore using Windows. It says "The Disk is write protected". Any chance that's related to those hidden files?
     
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    Don't bring your photos for printing in your flashdrive. Bring them thru a cdr. Lots of viruses infect the photography shops' computers! Macs may not be affected, but Windows PCs and even cell phones can, if you plug your flashdrive to a Windows-powered computer!! Don't believe me? The last shop where I had my ID taken for my visa has to run an antivirus hard drive sweep every few days to keep their computer from crashing. The owner tells me most of the infections come from cell phones whose owners want to print shots taken with their camera-phone.
     
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    I've always had this problem with Fuji Megamall and Southmall but they keep on denying the problem.
     
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    @berniedd
    Thanks for the warning. I'm very careful though in using thumb drives. I just have this one thumb drive that I reformat and copy the files that I need to get printed. After printing, I reformat the drive again.

    But my question is, why does Windows say its a read only drive? I tried to format the thumb drive on my Mac using either FAT or FAT32.
     
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    Was just browsing Apple's website and found this app

    Desktop Inspector 1.0.3

    About Desktop Inspector
    Desktop Inspector detects whether, on the Desktop or in any other location, there are unknown invisible items, i.e. files or folders you created unwillingly or by accident, or were created by a third-party software. You may then decide to view or delete them.
     

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