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How to prevent Mac OS X creating .DS_Store files on non Mac (HFS) Volumes?

How to prevent Mac OS X creating .DS_Store files on non Mac (HFS) Volumes?

Is there a way to prevent Mac OS X creating .DS_Store and other hidden meta-files on foreign volumes like NTFS and FAT? I share an NTFS partition with data like Thunderird & Firefox's profiles and apache's DocumentRoot, between Mac OS X and Windows, which is very handy. I don't mind if Mac OS X is not capable of indexing or otherwise doing the neat things those metafiles are for.

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Guest [Entry]

"If you are sharing the NTFS partition over a network, using SMB or some such, you can turn it off.

defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true

Apple tech bulletin ""How to prevent .DS_Store file creation over network connections"". I have not verified that this still works with Snow Leopard."
Guest [Entry]

"I use BlueHarvest for this purpose:

zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest/

Works across all volumes and not just network shares as per Apple's solution."