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Details of extension .ds_store

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .ds_store file?
  • Which program can create the .ds_store file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .ds_store format?
  • What can convert .ds_store files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .ds_store extension?
Mac OS X Folder Settings .ds_store file icon

Mac OS X Folder Settings

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
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
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
Mac OS X Mach Kernel Extension Cache
Mac OS X Mach Kernel CTFSYS Data

Other types of files may also use the .ds_store file extension. If you have helpful information about .ds_store extension, write to us!

Can't open a .ds_store file?

If you want to open a .ds_store file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .ds_store association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.ds_store

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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