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MusicMan MP3 Player with an Apple Computer

Our daughter uses the MusicMan Mini Soundstation for playing MP3 files.

It works pretty straightforward. You load a Micro SD Card with your sound files and insert it.

Strangely, it does not work after you insert it into a Mac. The reason is that Spotlight creates index files and hidden folders that confuse the MP3-Player.

You can see them in the Terminal

$ cd /Volumes/SDCARDNAME
$ ls -h

You can fix that by deleting the folders and placing a special file that tells the Mac never to create these files again:

$ cd /Volumes/SDCARDNAME
$ rm -r .*
$ touch .metadata_never_index