Re: Thumbs.db Files

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by wisefool, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. wisefool

    wisefool Guest

    wisefool said:
    > Jeff L said:
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> I have noticed that whenever I look at pictures in any folder,
    >> Windows XP will cache all the thumbnails in a file called
    >> "Thumbs.db" unless I tell it not to in the Folder Options. However,
    >> I still (supposedly) have many Thumbs.db files throughout all my
    >> picture folder structure, and I would like to know how to get rid of
    >> them once and for all.
    >>
    >> I do a search for the filename, even including hidden files, and it
    >> comes up with nothing. But when I copy all my picture folders to a
    >> CD burning window (Roxio, for example), all the Thumbs.db files
    >> appear in the CD burning window. Please note that this applies only
    >> to picture folders that existed prior to my turning off the
    >> thumbnail caching option. What shall I do to prevent the Thumbs
    >> files from appearing in future CD burning windows?
    >>
    >> Thanks!
    >> Jeff

    >
    > 1. Uncheck: Tools > Folder Options > View > Hide protected
    > operating system files*


    Oh and you'll need Folder Options > View > Show Hidden Files and
    Folders selected too.
    > 2. Search your pictures folder(s) for thumbs.db files:
    > 3. Delete to recycle bin (or permanently if you could care less about
    > them)

    One way to select all is to click anywhere in the search results and press
    Ctrl+A.
    > 4. Do CD writing
    > 5. Restore thumbs.db files from recycle bin (if you want)
    > 6. Recheck: Tools > Folder Options > View > Hide protected
    > operating system files
    >
    > * Note the warnings from Windows about this option. They are safe
    > to ignore really, as long as you don't wander about your system
    > deleting files not to do with the task at hand whilst the option is
    > unchecked.
    >
    > wisefool


    wisefool
     
    wisefool, Jan 19, 2004
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