• what is .snuuid ?

    From Michael Kummer@michael.kummer@imail.de to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Mar 19 14:58:40 2021
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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?
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  • From Jonathan N. Little@lws4art@gmail.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Mar 19 11:19:10 2021
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    Michael Kummer wrote:
    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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    Take care,

    Jonathan
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  • From Michael Kummer@michael.kummer@imail.de to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Mar 19 17:13:19 2021
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    Jonathan N. Little stellte die Frage :
    Michael Kummer wrote:
    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.
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  • From Bobbie Sellers@bliss@mouse-potato.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Mar 19 09:43:45 2021
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    On 3/19/21 6:58 AM, Michael Kummer wrote:
    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
    --
    b
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  • From Paul@nospam@needed.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Mar 19 14:38:07 2021
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    Michael Kummer wrote:
    Jonathan N. Little stellte die Frage :
    Michael Kummer wrote:
    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
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  • From Michael Kummer@michael.kummer@imail.de to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Sat Mar 20 13:33:37 2021
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    Nach lngere Bedenkzeit hat Paul geschrieben :
    Michael Kummer wrote:
    Jonathan N. Little stellte die Frage :
    Michael Kummer wrote:
    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?
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  • From Michael Kummer@michael.kummer@imail.de to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Sat Mar 20 13:38:45 2021
    From Newsgroup: alt.os.linux.ubuntu

    Bobbie Sellers formulierte Freitag :
    On 3/19/21 6:58 AM, Michael Kummer wrote:
    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.
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  • From Paul@nospam@needed.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Sat Mar 20 10:23:09 2021
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    Michael Kummer wrote:


    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
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  • From Michael Kummer@michael.kummer@imail.de to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Sat Mar 20 20:58:10 2021
    From Newsgroup: alt.os.linux.ubuntu

    Michael Kummer schrieb am 20.03.2021 :
    Bobbie Sellers formulierte Freitag :
    On 3/19/21 6:58 AM, Michael Kummer wrote:
    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.
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  • From Michael Kummer@michael.kummer@imail.de to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Sat Mar 20 21:14:00 2021
    From Newsgroup: alt.os.linux.ubuntu

    Michael Kummer beschrieb am 20.03.2021 :
    Michael Kummer schrieb am 20.03.2021 :
    Bobbie Sellers formulierte Freitag :
    On 3/19/21 6:58 AM, Michael Kummer wrote:
    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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