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thumbs.db is the thumbnail cache file for Windows Explorer

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When backing up files and folders, include or exclude thumbs.db?

When backing up individual files and folders (as opposed to creating volume images), are there any reasons to intentionally include or exclude thumbs.db files? The sources of the files are Android ...
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Force Windows 10 to create thumbs.db files within local folders

I will soon move large amounts of photos and videos from my Windows 10 PC to an NAS. To minimize thumbnail load times when accessing those files on the NAS, I want to create thumbs.db files in every ...
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disable thumb.db on windows 10 network folder

I know this question has been asked million times on the net, but no registry approach or group policies approach I found works in Windows 10 for network drives with Windows Version from Mai 2018. I ...
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Is it possible in Windows 8.1 to use thumbnail view w/o generating thumb.db files?

ie. generate thumbs per folder view on-the-fly for non read only drives? Regarding internal drives including system.
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disabling Thumbs.db using gpedit.msc - still appear on desktop (not in any other path)

For a project I need to use Windows 10 : I'm using a freshly installed Windows 10 professional 64-bit install (en-US) (version 1703 OS Build 15063.540) + all updates + latest versions of all MS Visual ...
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Hide desktop.ini file only, without hiding other “hidden files”?

I want to hide desktop.ini files but preserve their functionality¹, keeping all other hidden files and protected system files visible on Windows 8 and above. The reason: I like to see everything ...
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thumbs.db the file is open in windows explorer

All the time I have the problem that I cannot delete - move - rename folders in Windows 7 on network drives because of the thumbs.db file. It complains: "The action can't be completed because the file ...
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Find Windows 7 thumbnail file name?

What are the methods to find the original filename for a thumbnail contained within thumbs.db cache in windows 7? All I see is the file hash value.
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HTML thumbnail icon is broken for Google Chrome

The problem is pretty straightforward. When I set an .html file to open with Chrome, the thumbnail icon is broken and doesn't show the Chrome logo. I already tried deleting the IconCache.db file and ...
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How to clean up the Thumbnail or Icon Cache?

I'm trying to delete the thumbnail cache via the following command: DEL /F /S /Q /A %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_*.db I execute the statement as administrator and before of ...
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Does the “Desktop.ini” and “Thumbs.db” files are virus?

I did some reaches, and I know "Desktop.ini" and "Thumbs.db" files are hidden files for view customizations, and I know they should be safe files and I can delete them. Also, I know if I turn off "...
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Windows shows me the thumbnail images but doesn't create Thumbs.db

I have some Revit files in a folder which Windows Explorer shows me the their thumbnails. See below. However, I cannot locate thumbs.db in the folder. Any idea?
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How to force Windows XP to create thumbs.db on removable device (USB-stick)?

Via default Windows XP doesn´t create "thumbs.db"-files on removable devices, like usb-sticks. How can this be changed? I guess a registry setting would be the deal, but what entry in detail? Any hint ...
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Why does robocopy still try to copy Thumbs.db even with XF option?

Using robocopy (version 10.0.10586.0) on Windows 10 to copy files from one drive to another using the following command: ROBOCOPY c:\src D:\dest /MIR /COPY:DT /DCOPY:T /XJ /XF Thumbs.db /XD "$...
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Powershell removing Thumbs.db

When removing recursively a directory in PowerShell I've got: Remove-Item W:\x -recurse Remove-Item : Cannot remove item W:\x\y\z\Thumbs.db: You do not have sufficient access rights to perform ...
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How to delete empty folder with thumbs.db without disabling thumbnails

I often have problem to delete a folder that contains a thumbs.db file. Also tools like "unlocker" fail. It seems to be loccked by os for some unknown reason. The only solution i found in the net was ...
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How to stop DIR command counting “Thumbs.db”

We have a process that executes a DIR on multiple folders to check that the correct documents have been generated by another process. In each of the target directories we use this command: dir /A:-D ...
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NAS: pre-generating thumbnails for multiple clients

I have a simple setup: Linux server at home with a huge drive; that drive has a photo library (hundreds of folders, hundreds of gigabytes). The drive is shared with multiple Windows and Mac clients ...
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Sharing the thumbs.db file

in our situation we got network shares containing a lot of PDF's. People want to look at the thumbnails before opening them. However, the thumbs.db file is regenerated for every user looking at the ...
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Why are thumbs.db files stored within the directory they refer to?

I would have imagined that - being nothing more than a cache of thumbnails - thumbs.db files would have been stored in some dedicated cache area of the Windows filesystem: perhaps Explorer's app cache ...
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How can I remove Thumbs.db files [duplicate]

How can I remove Thumbs.db files from Window 7 without affecting any other files? I have already turned off indexing as I use a program called Everything for searches.
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Stop Thumbs.db files in certain folders

I'm a big fan of folder+file thumbnailing, so I'm all for thumbs.db files. However, I'm working on a Git project, so every time I commit my git folder to the online repository, some thumbs.db files ...
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How to reset thumbnails in windows 8

I changed the album art of an audio file inside a folder using a id3 tag editor. But the folder thumbnail still shows the old album art. I tried to clear thumbnail cache using system cleanup, But i ...
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Centrally manage thumbs.db for multiple clients on a CIFS share

I have a multimedia archive viewable read-only by multiple Windows 7 clients. Each time the clients browse the directory in Windows Explorer, the thumbnails are re-created. They're useful, but they ...
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How to delete visible Desktop.ini, Thumbs.db and album art from My Music

How do I delete album art, desktop.ini, and thumbs.db from my music folder in Windows 7? I can see all of these files because I took the hard drive from my old computer and put it in my new one. It ...
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How to delete a Thumbs.db:encryptable file

I found a file called Thumbs.db:encryptable on my image folder, and I can't delete it. I've tried reboot my PC, but it doesn't work. When I try to delete a folder that contains this file, this ...
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What are Thumbs.db files for? How can I prevent them from being created?

What are Thumbs.db files for? I've seen them mostly in picture folders. Wherever pictures like icons and wallpapers are located, a Thumbs.db is automatically generated. I've deleted them many times, ...
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Thumbs.db does not always show up in image folders

For some folders, Thumbs.db does now show up even though I am showing hidden folders/files and always showing extensions. How do I get it to always be displayed while using Windows Explorer? Also, ...
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Deleting network files, I usually get “action cannot be completed blah file is in use” error. Must wait to delete

I'm on Windows 7, deleting files on Windows Server 2003. It feels like just the act of selecting the folder, and especially opening it, will put it "in use" for at least 20-30 seconds. After waiting ...
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thumbs.db file error

i have a console program. at some screen when it needs to display, then an error comes as "Resetting file Thumbs.db" and the console window closes. how to solve this error. please help
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Utility to batch extract images from a thumbs.db thumbnail database

I've found a few thumbnail viewer tools, but nothing that can simply open a thumbs.db file and spit out a directory full of images (GIF, JPG, PNG, what have you) contained inside. Tried ThumbsExtract,...