Hidden files when using windows

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Hi everyone,

I just noticed that when I save info to my USB flash drive in OSX it saves it as one file, but when I open it in XP there is an additional hidden file of the same name which has ._ added to it's file name. Does anyone know what this is for?

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It's a file that OS X saves in a folder to tell Finder how to display the window. IT contains all of the window size settings, the background (if there is one), icon size, view type, etc.
 

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you'll probably also notice that once you put it back on a mac, you may see some "hidden" windows folders and files.
 

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