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what is .snuuid ?
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Michael Kummer
2021-03-19 13:58:40 UTC
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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?
Jonathan N. Little
2021-03-19 15:19:10 UTC
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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.

<https://github.com/linxiaoguo/SNUUID>
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Michael Kummer
2021-03-19 16:13:19 UTC
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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.
<https://github.com/linxiaoguo/SNUUID>
This is the only information I found. Thank you.
Paul
2021-03-19 18:38:07 UTC
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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.
<https://github.com/linxiaoguo/SNUUID>
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

site:apple.com nsuuid

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"Discussion

A string containing a formatted UUID for example

E621E1F8-C36C-495A-93FC-0C247A3E6E5F.

Use this property when you need a string representation
of the NSUUID object - for example, to compare with a
CFUUIDRef object."

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.

Paul
Michael Kummer
2021-03-20 12:33:37 UTC
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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.
<https://github.com/linxiaoguo/SNUUID>
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
site:apple.com nsuuid
*******
"Discussion
A string containing a formatted UUID for example
E621E1F8-C36C-495A-93FC-0C247A3E6E5F.
Use this property when you need a string representation
of the NSUUID object - for example, to compare with a
CFUUIDRef object."
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.
Paul
Paul,
thanks for your explanation. What du you think, is it a good idea to
save this file by copying to another stick and then to reformate the
first stick?
Paul
2021-03-20 14:23:09 UTC
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Paul,
thanks for your explanation. What du you think, is it a good idea to
save this file by copying to another stick and then to reformate the
first stick?
If no software needs that file, just discard it.

They put a dot in the file name

.SNUUID

to make it harder to work with (affect visibility).

The command line should give access.

ls -a

rm .SNUUID

ls -a

Some file systems have no permissions, making
cleanup a little easier.

Paul
Bobbie Sellers
2021-03-19 16:43:45 UTC
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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?
How did you search for it?

Were you using DuckDuckGo?

I found several references to this file as being connected
to the invidious Apple brand.

Some references say it must be deleted before the USB
Flash Drive is used to store other files.

<https://github.com/linxiaoguo/SNUUID>

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Michael Kummer
2021-03-20 12:38:45 UTC
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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?
How did you search for it?
Were you using DuckDuckGo?
I found several references to this file as being connected
to the invidious Apple brand.
Some references say it must be deleted before the USB
Flash Drive is used to store other files.
<https://github.com/linxiaoguo/SNUUID>
bliss -“Nearly any fool can use a Linux computer. Many do.” After all
here I am...
--
bliss dash SF 4 ever at dslextreme dot com
Thank you very much, yes, I found this, but I'm a bit confused. I would
like to use the stick to copy files from my (broken) iphone to my pc
without using the network.
Michael Kummer
2021-03-20 19:58:10 UTC
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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?
How did you search for it?
Were you using DuckDuckGo?
I found several references to this file as being connected
to the invidious Apple brand.
Some references say it must be deleted before the USB
Flash Drive is used to store other files.
<https://github.com/linxiaoguo/SNUUID>
bliss -“Nearly any fool can use a Linux computer. Many do.” After all
here I am...
--
bliss dash SF 4 ever at dslextreme dot com
Thank you very much, yes, I found this, but I'm a bit confused. I would like
to use the stick to copy files from my (broken) iphone to my pc without using
the network.
-Solved-
I made a copy of this file, deleted it on the stick, formated the
stick, plugged it in my iphone and copied files from my iphone. A new
.SNUUID file was created by the iphone.
Thanks for your help.
Michael Kummer
2021-03-20 20:14:00 UTC
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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?
How did you search for it?
Were you using DuckDuckGo?
I found several references to this file as being connected
to the invidious Apple brand.
Some references say it must be deleted before the USB
Flash Drive is used to store other files.
<https://github.com/linxiaoguo/SNUUID>
bliss -“Nearly any fool can use a Linux computer. Many do.” After all
here I am...
--
bliss dash SF 4 ever at dslextreme dot com
Thank you very much, yes, I found this, but I'm a bit confused. I would
like to use the stick to copy files from my (broken) iphone to my pc
without using the network.
-Solved-
I made a copy of this file, deleted it on the stick, formated the stick,
plugged it in my iphone and copied files from my iphone. A new .SNUUID file
was created by the iphone.
Thanks for your help.
Forgot to explain: this file seems to contain information about the
preferred app on ios, in this case it was CooDisk. It works perfectly.
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