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An old webshop of ours has a _MACOSX folder in its directory. When I backup the webshop it takes a very long time to backup _MACOSX folder. Probally because it is a whole copy of the files in the directory.

Is this folder usefull? Or has this folder been created by someone who uploaded the site from a Apple computer?

If not usefull can it just be deleted?

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    "Or has this folder been created by someone who uploaded the site from a Apple computer?" - yes, and you can delete it – Fabian Schmengler Sep 8 '15 at 9:38
  • Do you have any idea if this would effect performance of the webshop? If so I will have to check al of our other webshops. – BasR Sep 8 '15 at 9:42
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    Unused files do not affect the performance, I'd rather worry about the possibility of information leaking. Make sure that _MACOSX is not publicly accessible, for example with a .htaccess rule – Fabian Schmengler Sep 8 '15 at 9:45
  • Oke then I am deleting the folder. Thanks for your information. – BasR Sep 8 '15 at 10:09

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