When I transfer a folder FROM my Mac To a Windows machine by a flash memory, on the Windows system there are hidden files with the same names as the original files inside the folder. If I choose that Windows not to show the hidden files then they become invisible. When the folder contains a huge number of files then the scene is awkward and confusing and sometimes people think that there are malwares on my flash memory.

How can I get rid of these hidden files when I transfer folders from Mac to Windows?

  • @Monomeeth @Community That other question talks about Spotlight/Trash files. @amin-r seems to be talking about resource forks. Which aren't covered by that question. You know the files which look like ._ExampleFile.psd that sit beside regular files? Commented Feb 28, 2017 at 16:42
  • This question is more relevant. apple.stackexchange.com/questions/14980/… Commented Feb 28, 2017 at 16:44
  • @Alistair Community♦ is a bot, no need to @ mention them (also you cannot @ mention two users in a single comment). The bot being used to mark a question as duplicate indicates that OP themselves agreed with the proposed duplicate and marked their own question as duplicate. Just for your information
    – grg
    Commented Feb 28, 2017 at 20:00


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