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Windows 7: Saving thumbnails or icons.

22 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Saving thumbnails or icons.

i have a some folders with lots of icons or lets say pictures.
so when windows start to make thumbnails it can take some time and
it's quite irritating.

i've noticed, that it only happens when i restart, so when the thumbnails are created they probably stores at some location and after restart they are deleted.

is there a way to save those thumbnails or previews so when i access specific folders they will show right away with no delays?

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22 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Sounds like you have some software the runs either on startup or shutdown that is cleaning these things out. Windows by default doesn't delete these things. Unless maybe there is a size limitation of the cache I'm not sure.

Thumbnail Caches are here: C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

Icon Cache would be here: C:\Users\Logic\AppData\Local\IconCache.db
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23 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

ok nice to know where they are located
but what about how to make them permanent?
or increase the cache?
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23 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

I couldn't tell you cause for me they persist when I restart and I currently have at least one over 26 MB in size.
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25 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM / Windows Vista SP2
 
 

I have the same problem, shayx. I don't think it's a widespread problem because everybody I've talked to about this on various forums haven't encountered this problem. This happens on a clean install, so there are no cleaning programs that are clearing the cache. I'm starting to wonder if it has something to do with my hardware or hardware drivers. Maybe we could compare computers and see if we have something that matches and go from there. Just a thought.
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25 Aug 2009   #6

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryana1980 View Post
I have the same problem, shayx. I don't think it's a widespread problem because everybody I've talked to about this on various forums haven't encountered this problem. This happens on a clean install, so there are no cleaning programs that are clearing the cache. I'm starting to wonder if it has something to do with my hardware or hardware drivers. Maybe we could compare computers and see if we have something that matches and go from there. Just a thought.
It might help shayx if you filled out your: "My System Specs" by clicking at the Bottom-Left.

Shayx has already done that, so you can see what he has...
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25 Aug 2009   #7

seven
 
 
Idem

Hello
I have the same problem.
Since the first RC to now. Every post in forums is for delete my thumbdata…
I just want opposite. Randomly seven make a folder named « thumbcachetodelete »in my user explorer folder and hop thumbs prev start to go mad then deleted. I try many thing include remove my 2 1to hard disc in my second pc if maybe I have’ too mutchdata’ for Seven…Same. Help please.
Ps: same on 64/32 bit.
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28 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 RTM / Windows Vista SP2
 
 

also I've noticed that it's creating thumbs.db files. They're hidden, so you have to "show hidden files" and uncheck the "hide protected operating system files" and no, they're not left over from XP. Vista didn't create these and I don't think this is normal. We have to get this figured out before the end of october when it's released. haha. so frustrating.
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28 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryana1980 View Post
also I've noticed that it's creating thumbs.db files. They're hidden, so you have to "show hidden files" and uncheck the "hide protected operating system files" and no, they're not left over from XP. Vista didn't create these and I don't think this is normal. We have to get this figured out before the end of october when it's released. haha. so frustrating.
Thats just it Windows Vista/7 does not create thumbs.db. Something else is creating those files but it is not Windows 7 or Explorer.
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28 Aug 2009   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Sounds like you have some software the runs either on startup or shutdown that is cleaning these things out.
Did you check these?

Also, have a nice run with CCleaner on your machine. The registry part of it too.

Download CCleaner 2.23.993 - FileHippo.com
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