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  • 28-02-2013, 11:54 PM

    Re: thumbs.db files cannot be deleted in Windows 8 System


    Thumbs.db is much like it's name. It stores graphics, movie, and some document files

    then generates a preview of the folder contents using a thumbnail cache.

    These folders are generated automatically by Windows so that folder content

    doesn't need to be recalculated every time the folder is viewed.
    You can disable thumbs.db from being created, which can be useful if you are low on disk space.

    I've used both modes (enabled and disabled) extensively and haven't noticed any system slow down or increased speed in viewing files.

    I usually have them disabled because, well, I don't like seeing them when I'm in Windows Explorer.

    You can safely delete any thumbs.db file although Windows will automatically recreate it unless thumbs.db is disabled.

    Here's how you can disable thumbs.db:

    For Windows XP:

    • Open My Computer
    • Click on Tools
    • Click Folder Options
    • Click the View tab
    • Put a check in the box next to "Do not cache thumbnails"
    • Click on OK
    You're done.

  • 30-01-2013, 10:54 PM

    thumbs.db files cannot be deleted in Windows 8 System

    I use Windows 8 in my System. When I tried to delete thumbs.db files in it, they are not deleting. They look is if they are deleting, but can see them again after performing deletion. I did it many times, but could not delete these thumbs.db files. What might be the problem? Please, help me!

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