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Old 05-19-2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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hello,

this is not very important though i'd like to know what's going on: i'm traveling and will be on a friend's macbook for a long while. he doesn't understand the following problem:

i've just connected the sony 650 to the macbook (version: 10.6.8) and after disconnecting the reader noticed that (on the SD card only) three folders were created: Spotlight-V100, Trashes, .fseventsd.

what are these for? i don't know the macbook environment at all, i only know that can't see these folders on the macbook desktop if i connect the reader - that is, there doesn't seem to be a "view hidden files" option, etc.

any idea?
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hello,

this is not very important though i'd like to know what's going on: i'm traveling and will be on a friend's macbook for a long while. he doesn't understand the following problem:

i've just connected the sony 650 to the macbook (version: 10.6.8) and after disconnecting the reader noticed that (on the SD card only) three folders were created: Spotlight-V100, Trashes, .fseventsd.

what are these for? i don't know the macbook environment at all, i only know that can't see these folders on the macbook desktop if i connect the reader - that is, there doesn't seem to be a "view hidden files" option, etc.

any idea?
Created by the OS e.g. Spotlight by the indexing system (can be switched off), trash - what it says etc. Can be removed on eject by "Hidden Cleaner" a Mac program to deal with system (.) files, just don't accidently use on the Mac's Startup disk...
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Unix operating system folders/ files, as the Mac is Unix. (BSD)

all files starting with a period (.) are "hidden" and used for system functions.
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spotlight (indexing searching)
Trash (what you delete) and other files are for what position you put icons in the gui interface etc.

harmless - can be deleted and isn't seen unless you have system items viewable in windows.

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