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PostSubject: What's Thumbs.db   What's Thumbs.db Icon_minitimeSun Aug 26, 2007 5:28 am

It turned out to be pretty innocent, yet unnecessary. The thumbs.db
file is generated by the Windows operating system. It is a database
file containing the small images displayed when you view a folder in
"thumbnail" view (as opposed to tile, icon, list, or detail view). No
harm is done by deleting thumbs.db files and there is no need to
include them in your system backups. Whether you see these files or not
depends on how you have your File Options set. Even if you can't see
them, they are probably there (unless you've previously performed the
following instructions).

To turn off this feature and save some disk space:

Click the Start button

Select Control Panel (or Settings, then Control Panel)

Select Folder Options

Click the View tab

Check Do not cache thumbnails

Click the Apply button

Click the OK button

Now you can search your computer for thumbs.db files and remove them:

Click the Start button

Click Search (or Find)

Click All files and folders

In the All or part of the file name box type Thumbs.db

Set the Look in pull-down menu to 'All Local Hard Drives' or just the one drive you wish to search

Click Search

A list of the files found appears in the right window

Go to the Edit tab at the top and click Select All

Hit the Delete key on your keyboard

If you're lucky, all the files will be deleted. If not (you may get a
message like 'in use' or 'can't be found' or something like that), you
will need to delete a group at a time until you find the one(s) that
don't want to be deleted.

When I did this on one drive, Search found over 1,500 files! They
ranged in size from a few KB to over 100KB, so you can see they were
taking up quite a bit of space. I tried to delete them all at once, but
I had one that wouldn't delete, so I deleted one page at a time.

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