How to open DS_STORE files
Did your computer fail to open a DS_STORE file? We explain what DS_STORE files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.
What is a DS_STORE file?
DS_STORE files are used by the Macintosh OSX operating system. These files contain the viewing preference information which control the way the Mac OSX operating system opens a user's folders and how the folders appear.
The preferences stored by the DS_STORE files may include information like the size of the folder window and the position of the folder window when it is open on the computer desktop. DS_STORE files are normally hidden and invisible to the user.
If a user happens to delete his or her DS_STORE file, the appearance of the desktop folders will revert back to the default preferences.
Software that will open, convert or fix DS_STORE files
These apps are known to open certain types of DS_STORE files. Since many different programs may use DS_STORE files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific DS_STORE file.