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Windows 7: Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset


22 May 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

How to Clear and Reset the Thumbnail Cache in Windows

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23 Apr 2010   #20
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok done it, thx guys keep you posted if there's any changes...

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26 Apr 2010   #21
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

all started as usual... i check my pictures all fine... was playing, surfing, chattin', then go to pictures folder and thumbnails are rebuilding again, i check the size of the cache and it displays as 6MB usually is 122MB... weird huh?
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12 May 2010   #22
astrajingga

 

nice info Brink...
thanks
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05 Aug 2012   #23
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hey thanks for the tip, It does the work but (I know it's kinda offtopic) How to clear Photoshop Open Dialog Box Thumbnails cache ? as they always show wrong rotated image thumbnails even after these steps mentioned here in this thread !
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05 Aug 2012   #24
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello S.Orangzeb,

You're welcome. I'm not sure about Photoshop though. That subject may be best posted in the Music, Pictures & Video forum area instead.
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11 Dec 2012   #25
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hello Shawn, I have done the disk cleanup but I still have some folder thumbs remaining as shown in the snip of a thumbs.db viewer. They are all from my pictures folder.
I have also disabled caching as outlined here... Thumbnail Cache - Enable or Disable

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset-untitled.jpg

How can I get rid of the pesky buggers?


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11 Dec 2012   #26
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hey Gary,

You might see if deleting the individual hidden Thumbs.db files listed in your screenshot may be able to finish them off.
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12 Dec 2012   #27
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well that worked. Do you have any insight why the Disk clean up, and CCleaner didn't root them out?
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12 Dec 2012   #28
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Great news.

Disk Cleanup only clears the main central thumbs.db cache in the hidden folder below.

C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
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12 Dec 2012   #29
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ahh, gotcha, thank you!
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