When accessing Windows format network drives and disks, OS-X has a rather annoying habit of adding small “resource” files and DS_STORE files. We Mac users can’t see these files Finder (they’re actually added there to store metadata about the presentation of that particular file and folder, as well as backup information). However Windows users can see them, and don’t appreciate that they’re there for our benefit.
“Your f*****g Mac’s been screwing up my network drive” is a shout that I’m sure many enterprise Mac users have had directed at them.
Blue Harvest, by ZeroOneTwenty is a preference panel plugin that allows you to turn off the saving of these superfluous files to network drives or USB keys. It has a very straightforward GUI, and does exactly what it says on the tin.
I’d recommend this for any enterprise Mac user who doesn’t want to seriously annoy his Windows-wielding colleagues!
Blue Harvest costs $12.99