[thelist] IIS file: Icon_: wtf is it?

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 11 13:25:30 CST 2001

> From: Jake Stetser <jake.stetser at headhunter.net>
> The Mac file system stores custom file icons in an invisible file in each
> folder. You're seeing how the Mac filesystem looks to another system that
> doesn't fully understand it. 
> Unless they really bother you, they don't hurt anything. But you should
> check and see if their read-only bit is set (Properties) if you want to
> delete them.

this is the best answer of the bunch...

they are akin to resource forks... you can delete them at will, 
assuming you are not using the Mac anymore...

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