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I use a thumb drive to transfer video files. I have found that my Mac does not show the background files and in order to delete the info, I have to put it in a pc. is there a setting that I can change to view all files on the thumb drive?
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What exactly do you mean by doesn't show background files?

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When you move video files there are background files that transfer with it but dont show up on Mac, but they do on PC.
background file folders
.fseventesd
.spotlight-V100
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Here's a description of what these files do. These files are present on the Mac but are normally invisible. They can safely be ignored.

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When you move video files there are background files that transfer with it but dont show up on Mac, but they do on PC.
background file folders
.fseventesd
.spotlight-V100
.Trashes
._.Trashes
._.movie.mov
Like Slydude stated those can be ignored. However, there are utilities you can use which will cause those files to not be created which is handy when copying to a PC or Smartphone other than an iPhone.
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Thanks for the help
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