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Windows 7: Can't delete Thumbs file

15 Oct 2011   #1
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Can't delete Thumbs file

I want to delete 20 folders containing images. Whe I try to delete more than one folder, I keep getting a Thumbs file. when I skip it, it returns for each folder.
If I delete a single folder, it gets deleted OK.
Here is a screen shot of the message I get.
What is it and how can I get rid of it?




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15 Oct 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

This appears to be the result of the source machine the files were copied from.
My guess is it has tagged all the thumbnail files as system thus protecting them.

I would also check the folder properties (by right clicking it) and make sure read only isn't set.
It would seem the problem is just that the files are from another computer or a previous format of the one you are using.
You could also try just switching view to details instead of icons.
Sometimes it keeps trying to create new thumbnail files for the folders simply because of the view type.
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15 Oct 2011   #3
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post
I want to delete 20 folders containing images. Whe I try to delete more than one folder, I keep getting a Thumbs file. when I skip it, it returns for each folder.
If I delete a single folder, it gets deleted OK.
I don't really understand the problem.

If all you want to do is delete all the folders including the thumbnail files, you shouldn't click on Skip - you should mark the checkbox Do this for all current items and then click Yes. That's it!
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15 Oct 2011   #4
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

MAGUSCREED
1) The folders Properties are all Read Only, but it saus for files. I uncheck the box but Read Only is back when I look again.
2) Tried every type in the VIEW menu - nothing works.

CORAZON
"I don't really understand the problem."
The problem is the &%@#$ Thumbs thing keep popping up!
If all you want to do is delete all the folders including the thumbnail files, you shouldn't click on Skip - you should mark the checkbox Do this for all current items and then click Yes. That's it!
Then I'll have to do it every time the Thumbs shows up? How does that solve the problem?

Thanks guys. Guess I'll have to live with it.
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15 Oct 2011   #5
search53

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

The thumbs file is created for any folder that's set to display the contents as thumbnails. Set it to display any other way, and the thumbs file won't be created.
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16 Oct 2011   #6
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by search53 View Post
The thumbs file is created for any folder that's set to display the contents as thumbnails. Set it to display any other way, and the thumbs file won't be created.
Thanks. I'll try that.
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