Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:56 PM
Posted 12 April 2009 - 02:05 PM
I've noticed a while ago that MAC OS X creates hidden .DS_Store files that seem to keep information on how to display icons and folders. Sometimes they end up being publicly accessible in a web server, and I was wondering if there was anything valuable to get out of that. Maybe it contains a list of the files of the directory it was taken from? No idea. I'm wondering if there is any program that allows easy reading of the information contained in the file, and also I'd like to know more about what is stored in the file. I guess there isn't much but I just want to make sure. Thanks
I've had this in windows xp as well, I don't think it's anything new.
Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:32 PM
IT mostly stores the gui info about a folders content and screen location and options.
Interesting, the .DS file in a folder refers to that folders contents, but not that folder itself. The .DS store in the parent folder holds that folders info.
holds the GUI display boundaries of
While the GUI Display boundaries of /User/Apple is stored in
Also, none of the changes are written to the .ds file until shutdown or safe unmounting of the drive that contains it.
Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:55 AM
Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:04 PM
I just learned that looking at the .DS_Store file in a hex editor will display the directory contents..
It does. The name of things have two byte letters, one for the letter, then a 00 byte.
Posted 19 April 2009 - 12:45 AM
Posted 19 April 2009 - 03:36 AM
Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:30 AM
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