Deleting "._*" files

David Bovill david at
Mon Aug 11 06:36:57 EDT 2008

Really? yes - you used to / should be able to see these files in Rev - sure
I've done that in the last months. Is this only for the USB drive -  the NAS
here shows the dot files in Rev - I'll be connecting some Fat32 drives in
the coming weeks so would be good to know?

2008/8/10 Richard Gaskin <ambassador at>

> When you copy files from OS X to a non-Apple drive, Apple insists on also
> copying a metadata file with the same name of the one you're copying
> preceded with "._" (e.g., "MySong.mp3" will result in two files, one named
> "MySong.mp3" and another useless one named "._MySong.mp3").
> I could have sworn I used to be able to delete these types of files using
> Rev, but I've tried on a few USB devices formatted with FAT-16 and not even
> "the detailed files" shows any of these dot files, even as the device itself
> shows me they're there.
> Anyone know how to identify and delete these annoyance files in OS X
> 10.4.11?
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