Invisible files visible in the Finder

Apple Genius Bar helped me get my files migrated from my Time Machine backup to this iMac.

The Mac seems to work OK, but I noticed that two files that begin with a point. DS_Store and .localized, who are supposed to be invisible, appear on the desktop and in every Finder window.

When I booted the Mac after having back to the Genius Bar, I have noticed that auto Terminal launched. If someone at the Genius Bar must have used Terminal to temporarily activate the invisible files for troubleshooting purposes.

These files in all windows are very distracting, so I want to disable them (make them invisible again). Advice appreciated.

Open Terminal (Finder > Applications > utilities > Terminal)

Copy the line below

write QLEnableXRayFolders AppleShowAllFiles No.

Coller, paste in the terminal window, and then press return.

Hold down the "Option/alt" key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock

Click recovery.

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