I have a windows-server that is accessed from a bunch of computers with OSX, in list mode, if anyone opens or closes a folder, that folder stays open for any other users. I would like all folders to always be closed on the server.

As the server is windows-based I assume finder is saving and reading this info from somewhere, maybe that setting can be changed in finder or that file be removed with a script on the server.


I presume you are referring to listing a folder using the disclosure triangle in list view:

The state of shown/hidden folders in list view of a specific folder is stored in Finder cache, as well as the folder's hidden .DS_Store.

├── .DS_Store
├── 1
│   └── hello.txt

You can reset a folder's folder disclosure triangle by running the following command inside the folder that you wish to reset:

rm .DS_Store && killall -HUP Finder

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