The .AppleDouble folders

March 9, 2012

The Finder.app creates .AppleDouble folders on network shares which is pretty annoying. To disabled this behavior execute the following on the terminal.

defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true


If a network drive has already been polluted by the .AppleDouble folders use the following command to get rid of them.

find . -name '.AppleDouble' -printf '"%p"\n' | xargs rm -Rf