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DotOff v2.3

DotOff deletes invisible files from a folder you specify. USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION. Read on for more information.

About - Short version

DotOff deletes files such as .DS_Store from a folder you choose.

About - Longer version

Under Mac OS X, invisible files are created by the system all the time. These files can store things such as the view of a window, the label of a file, the sort order of files in a list, the position of icons. This is great, except when you view the contents of a folder on anything other than a mac. (You'll see what looks like copies of the same files twice, one will be unopenable as it's just an OSX reference which is useless to Windows and Linux users). Deleting these files can prevent confusion to anyone who isn't a Mac user.


Download 32bit version Dot Off x32 (which is for Mac OS X 10.4.11 and above). Download 64bit version Dot Off x64 which will work at full speed on 64bit macs, requires Mac OS X 10.7 or newer.


DotOff is free.

Version history

version 2.3 - March 2018. Corrected the 'delete all' button to work under OSX 10.9 plus

System requirements

Works with OSX 10.4.11 upwards. Please choose the correct version for your processor (32bit or 64bit). The processor must be an intel one, doesn't matter what intel processor. You'll also need about 6~10MB of memory.

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