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Old 10-09-2005, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I can see a thumbs.db file in a number of my folders

what is it a? can i delete it?
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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thumbs.db is basically Window's way of archiving a picture into a thumbnail for quick/easy viewing of a picture.

I'm pretty sure it's safe to delete them.
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If you don't want to see the thumbs.db file go to Windows Explorer ->Tools->Folder Options->View and check "Do not show hidden files and folders"
by unchecking the do not cache thumbnails option you will keep this file from being created
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If you are constantly browsing through photos in thumbnail view like I am in the "My Photos" folder or wherever your photos are stored then I would leave it there. Otherwise you will have to wait for the thumbnails to load each time.
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I'm pretty sure it's safe to delete them.
It is.

Is there any way just to disable it all together from Windows Xp?
If I want thumb nail, I use ACDSee instead.
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It is.

Is there any way just to disable it all together from Windows Xp?
If I want thumb nail, I use ACDSee instead.
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by unchecking the do not cache thumbnails option you will keep this file from being created
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thanks for the replies and demystifying thum.db
so there is a thumb.db for a set of thumbnailed pictures
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