does mac use .info files

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  1. frostedfrank

    frostedfrank OT Supporter

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    just wondering, my pc external drive is plugged and putting music and pics but there are many .info files. does osx use them? if not then I'll search for them and delete them all.

    and what about .db file; does osx use them? like thumbs.db
     
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    usually the .info files are just text files.
    You sure you don't mean .nfo, here again it's usually just text.

    TextEdit, or my choice BBEdit, can open them.
     
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    nono .info files, not nfo
    like when importing my pictures, sometimes I get the message : zbthumbnail.info

    I have many of them almost in all folders, so doing a search and deleting them all would be nice but just want to make sure I don't delete anything important. pretty sure they were just windows files but getting a bit more info
     
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    Canons ZoomBrowser makes the ZBthumbnail.info. its safe to delete them, but canon software will keep making them when you browse thoes folders.

    The thumbs.db file is the same thing, except created by windows.

    Mac has them as well, except you wont see them on a mac.
     
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