Post by Michael Kummer Post by Jonathan N. Little Post by Michael Kummer
I have a new usb stick and found a file named .SNUUID on it. I searched
for more information but still have no idea what it is.
Can you help me please?
Looks like some Apple associated file.
This is the only information I found. Thank you.
It's possibly a mis-spelling of NSUUID by a developer.
In your search engine, try
A string containing a formatted UUID for example
Use this property when you need a string representation
of the NSUUID object - for example, to compare with a
CF stands for "Core Foundation". And there, the information
seems to stop.
All we can say, is like with a GUID in Windows, this
item is an identifier, and these are sometimes used
to obfuscate (by double dereference) whatever software
or subsystem they're associated with. Sure, it could be
a proxy for "BLKID", but it could be just about
anything - it could point to the name of the program
which created it. Don't expect the file to contain
enough information to figure anything out about it.
Don't ya just love developers ???
If you delete it, the USB stick will lose its association
with the software program in question. Which could either
be a good thing, or a bad thing, depending on what
the purpose of the software is. If it was a decryption
key, you'd be screwed.