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Ehthumbs Database Files Popping Up In Dozens Of Folders


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#1 brillo

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 06:43 AM

[font=Arial]Thirty plus files, all named "ehthumbs", all data base files (so I hesitate to delete them) from 2 kb to 369 kb in size, all created 2-11-2006, all modified 2-18-2004, have shown up in what seems to be a random distribution among the folders on my computer. Actually, they are more often at the root level, but not always.
I see no pattern, although apparent randomness is actually interesting. Ran adaware, spybot S&D, webroot, McAfee, winpatrol, ccleaner, and then hijack this with online eval... NOTHING!!! Some cookies and stuff, that's it. Nothing odd has happened lately. No network, no one else ever uses this machine.

And just now I found an "ehthumbs" zip file, 4.8 kb zipped, 8kb unzipped ( this info. from properties window, I havent unzipped it), created today. This is weird. If you know or think you know what's happening here, let me know would you? Oh yeah, computer is functioning fine, as far as I can tell.

I already have enough thumbs, thank you.

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 08:42 AM

If your using Media Center PC this is sounds like the eHome Thumbnails database. It is a cached version of the thumbnail images of your images and videos created by Media Center in every folder containing pictures and that be accessed from within Media Center.

Doug Knox MS-MVP talks about them here: http://www.mcse.ms/archive212-2005-8-1824191.html
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