Samsung makes 4kb files from my large .jpgs on flash drive

November 25, 2019 at 20:50:57
Specs: Macintosh , 8GB
When I copy .jpg files from my Mac to a USB flash drive and try to play them on my Samsung TV there is a complete set of 4 kb duplicates that show on the screen and won't play. The large files are there and I can play them once I scroll through all the strange dups. In my computer I can't see the 4kb files in finder. I want to get rid of them. I want to play a slideshow on Samsung. HOW? Help, thanks.

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November 25, 2019 at 21:56:40
I'll just partially answer one part of your question: I've seen those
4 kB files in various places, including on Macs. I may have known
at one time what they were for, but if I did, I've forgotten, and it
wasn't important. They aren't needed and can be safely deleted.
The best solution is, when you copy them from your Mac to the
flash drive, just don't select the 4 kB files for copying. If they are
paired up one after the other, that would be difficult to do, but you
should be able to order the list so that all of the actual pictures are
together and all of the 4 kB files are together.

In Windows, the 4 kB files show up as greyed-out icons, I think
because they are normally hidden, but I have Windows set to
show all files including the hidden ones. You might not see them
when they are on your Mac, but see them on your TV. In that
case you need to set your Mac's Finder to show hidden files so
that you can deal with them.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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