In OpenOlat various metadata information can be added to files. To not lose those metadata when downloading and importing resources from and to the same or another OpenOlat installation we added the metadata as .-files to the ZIP archives. This makes sense for courses or shared folder resources, but it tend not to make so much sense for normal folder resources.
The problem with the metadata is that despite the fact that they start with a . on windows the user will see those meta files. And even worse, it seems that those meta files can not be deleted due to some windows bug.
Since the meta files are most like not used by the file download functionality in folder elements we decided to not add them anymore.
- Don't add the metadata in ZIP downloads in the folder component
- Add the metadata for other ZIP downloads such as courses, shared folders etc. when downloaded as whole learning resource.