DS_STORE File Extension

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Mac OS X Folder Settings Format
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What is DS_STORE file?

DS_Store is a familiar extension for those who have a MAC. It’s the viewing preference information for any folder of MAC. It contains info about the window size, location and the option of viewing folders in different modes. It also contains the layout of the icons for different sizes and view options. You cannot normally see them unless you have copied the folder to a different OS. If you accidentally delete the DS_STORE file, the data stored inside is not affected at all. If you delete the file and return it back to MAC, it will use the default view settings while you open that particular folder.

Programs that support DS_STORE file


We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DS_STORE file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DS_STORE file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the DS_STORE file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DS_STORE file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DS_STORE file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DS_STORE file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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