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How Do I Delete Invisible Files?

Apple’s invisible files cause havoc with real world (Windows) players. When trying to use a video, audio or MIDI file, players respond with “Unknown Format” then shut stop. Do I need to go back to a Windows PC?
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Harold

Comments: 3 Responses to “How Do I Delete Invisible Files?”

    3 months ago

    Can you explain your situation more? Clearly you aren’t looking to delete these invisible files on your Mac. Is this on a CD-ROM or a flash drive of some sort? What format is it? Or, are you transferring files directly to the device. Which device?

    If you are moving files to a usb flash drive of some sort, I assume you have it formatted as FAT or ExFAT or something like that? You should be able to look at that drive after you transfer the files and then just delete the ones you don’t want. If you using Shift+Command+. (period) in the Finder you can toggle showing invisible files in the folder you are currently viewing in the Finder.

    If your only problem is that the player is not able to use those files, then it could simply be that the formats are not something that the player can handle. You’d need to refer to the player’s documentation for more help there.

    Harold
    3 months ago

    Hi Gary. My immediate concern are my MIDI files. These are saved on SD to use in a SD Player to operate MIDI Driver to play pipes in an organ I am building. The reader gets confused by anything other than MIDI Mode 0 files. Of course the reader I have has no idea what Apple is. This system was written for use in the Windows World. Therefore, Apple’s invisible (.) files need to be gone. Not on my Mac of course. Only those saved to an SD card. Hope that describes my problem. Don’t want to buy a PC

    3 months ago

    Harold: Just try what I suggested and see if it works.

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