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Windows 7: Thumbs.db files


25 May 2012   #1
sloooo44

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 
Thumbs.db files

I'm not sure exactly where to post this, so I figure it is a performance issue so I would try it here. For some reason my desktop and in my folders I am starting to show thumbs.db files where I never did before. I am able to get rid of them over time, but it is really a pain in the neck to do it. Is there a way I can stop the thumbs.db files from being displayed or being added to my computer? I have looked around on the internet and the few places I have found have asked me to type gpedit.msc in the search bar after hitting the windows icon, but when I do it says "no items matched my search". If I do it in the run box, it tells me "windows cannot find gpedit.msc. Make sure I am spelling it correctly".

Can anyone tell me how to fix this issue? Thanks!!


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25 May 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sloooo44, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The thumbs.db files is a hidden protected OS file that is your thumbnail images cache database file. You can do step 5B in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to not have your hidden protected OS files showing anymore to not see them.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 May 2012   #3
FaberTech

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More
 
 

i was going to say just that half way through reading the problem
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25 May 2012   #4
sloooo44

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

That worked. Thank you very much. It was driving me up a wall...lol
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26 May 2012   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad that we could help.
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