View Full Version : ._.Trashes file shows up in usb stick

22-09-2011, 09:05 PM
Recently used my USB stick, this file randomly shows up. thought nothing of it, then in my other USB stick, shows up again. any ideas? the file name is: "._.Trashes"

22-09-2011, 09:21 PM
hidden files showing??

22-09-2011, 09:33 PM
According to Google, its a folder thats used on with MAC's and is on any flash/usb drive that a MAC uses.

folders are automatically created whenever a USB flash drive is connected to a computer system running an Apple Mac operating system.

The .trashes folder on the other hand is simply a trash folder for the specific drive which is also created by Apple Macintosh computer systems. Windows users can simply delete both hidden directories to free up disk space.The other folder that appears is .spotlight
Spotlight is a indexing process on the Mac that will save the information that are gathered in the .spotlight-v100 directory.

23-09-2011, 08:58 AM

23-09-2011, 09:33 PM
yep, that sounds right, as i used it in a mac not long ago, thanks guys!