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Posted: Sat, 17th Jan 2004, 4:35am

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Brettsta

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I made a plugin with my mac, because thats all I have access to right now, and it imported into AlamDV for me fine. But when I try to upload it for the web, it says things like .ds_store files not allowed and ("") not allowed. How can I view and delete these files?
Posted: Sat, 17th Jan 2004, 4:39am

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ssjaaron

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hey i had the exact problem, but then i asked a PC user to fix that for me. i simply sent the file to AndertheActorman and he removed the file and sent it back to me. so it is posible to remove, just ask a PC person im sure sombody will help you wink
peace out
PS: i am also a Mac 0SX user wink
Posted: Sat, 17th Jan 2004, 4:43am

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Brettsta

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How did you upload the file to send? Or did you do it through E-Mail?
Posted: Sat, 17th Jan 2004, 4:50am

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ssjaaron

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i just first made it a .zip file and then i went onto AIM or you can go on MSN instant messenger. and just told andertheactorman the problem and then he said i could send the file and he would fix it. so i sent it and he fixed it, and then sent it back to me. simple as that.
if any more questions go ahead. peace out
Posted: Sat, 17th Jan 2004, 5:13am

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Axeman

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Another way around this problem is this:

Restart your computer into OS 9. Then create the folders required for your plug-in images, and select and move the images into their new folders. Then build the plug-in and zip it.

From there you can re-boot into OS X and upload the plug-in.

The source of this problem is that OS X creates those .ds_store files in every folder, as part of a catalogue of their contents, I think. So right now, rebooting into OS 9 is the easiest way I know of to get around it. Kind of annoying, though.
Posted: Sat, 17th Jan 2004, 9:33am

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fallen

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yeah these are resource fork files which OSX keeps info about a file in, which is why mac files don't have to have an extension, and files of the same type can be opened with multiple default apps (eg 3 mp3s in a folder can be set to open with itunes by default and another 3 in the same folder can be set to use quicktime as default) and other information such as the folder view (small icons, large icons, list) so the folder layout appears exactly the same even when viewed by another user on another mac over the network. they can be safely deleted if files have been moved to another OS, as d0ze and *nix don't need this information, but windoze does need a file extension for it to read them properly.
Posted: Sat, 17th Jan 2004, 2:11pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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Just so you know, I would go with Axeman's post...not the one about me fixing it..hehe. But if you catch me sometime, i will be glad to help - just dont give me like 15...heh

Andrew biggrin