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I see duplicate files starting with ._ - what can I do?

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For some reasons, I have a folder and file dupplication. Every single folder starts with ._Folder Name or ._File Name and then all the folders or files available to open appears at the complete end. How can I remove that?

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I'm not a computer geek but what I can tell you, it's exactly the problem that I have although, the problem is new since a few months as I've been using Dropbox for several years.

What can I do to remove those files?

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I am having exactly the same problem. Have you managed to fix it? I share multiple dropbox folders with business colleagues and friends. The duplication of files as dot underscore files has created great confusion. The dot underscore files can be deleted; however as soon as they are new ones reappear. 

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Did you read the link that I provided above?

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I need to reformat my external drive to HFS+, correct?  In order to do so, I will need to erase the disk? 

 

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