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#1 Sharonsthere

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:43 PM

Hi all...I read the tutorial about How to see hidden files (I really LOVE the tutorials, thanks!!) and then I followed the simple directions. When I was finished I restarted. Now I see a file on desktop called thumbs.db. I know its a database file but I don't know..and properties didnt tell me...where it goes.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:55 PM

Thumbs.db is a cache of thumbnail images of any image or movie file in a folder. Thumbnail cache is to improve the speed of displaying the images when you open them. You can delete them, but they will be recreated the next time you open an image.
One of the biggest gripes about thumbnails is that even though you may have a folder set to open in a certain way, say by list, if a thumbs.db exists in the folder it will open to thumbnail view.
The good news, you can turn off thumbnail caching. Open Tools > Options in Windows Explorer and click on the View tab. Check the box next to Do not cache thumbnails and click OK.

#3 Sharonsthere

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:00 PM

Okay, I am going to get rid of it then. Thanks QE for your quick answer....
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