I'm looking for some way to configure OSX to prevent it creating .apdisk files and .TemporaryItems folders on network shares.
These are created any time OSX accesses a shared folder on the network.
In searching, some possible solutions I've found include:
- Stop using the Application (Finder)
- Mark the share(s) as read-only
- Ignore them
- Use 3rd party software (such as BlueHarvest) to remove the files.
- Schedule a cron script to delete these files.
Unfortunately the first three options are not workable for me, and I'd rather not have to buy licences or schedule clean-ups on the file servers.
Is there a way to configure OSX not to create these in the first place?
(Finder is connecting via AFP to the network shares, for what it's worth)
Edit, approx 1 year later: Please note that I'm not looking for a cleanup solution.
BlueHarvest (if you have a mac to run it on), and scheduled cleanup scripts are fine - but less than ideal. I really need a solution which prevents OSX from creating these files in the first place.
At this point in time, it appears Apple don't provide such a configuration option which is disappointing.