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DS_STORE file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .ds_store file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .ds_store file?
  • What program do I need to open a .ds_store file?
  • How can the .ds_store file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .ds_store files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Mac OS X Folder Settings

.ds_store
Description:
DS_STORE file is a Mac OS X Folder Settings. DS_Store is a hidden file created by Mac OS X operating system to store custom attributes of a folder such as the position of icons or the choice of a background image.
Category: Data files
Application: Mac OS X
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DS_STORE aliases:
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DS_STORE related links:
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DS_STORE related extensions:
Mac OS X Icon Resource File

Mac OS X Trash Folder

Mac OS X Screensaver File

Mac OS X Kernel Extension

Mac OS X Console Query

Other types of files may also use the .ds_store file extension.

🔴 Can't open a .ds_store file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:

example.ds_store

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .ds_store file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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