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Windows 7: Can't Stop Creation Of Thumbnail.db

2 Weeks Ago   #1
peytons

windows 7 pro, service pack 1, 64 bit
 
 
Can't Stop Creation Of Thumbnail.db

I read in another post how to go into the group policy editor and enable the setting "turn off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files" and "Turn off caching of thumbnail pictures"

With both enabled as instructed I am finding in C:\Users\****\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer folder that some thumbnails are created when I open picture folders on my drive and a few when I open photo folders on an external drive.

I was under the impression that .db folder wouldn't be created or added to once these setting were changed. What am I missing or is this something unique to my machine.

Thanks in advance!


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Is the .db file changing or are thumbnail files being added to the folder?

It's quite possible that whatever application you're using to open files is creating the thumbnails there.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
peytons

windows 7 pro, service pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

The thumbnails are added to prexisting .db files simply by opening the folder where this pictures are located with windows explorer.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I don't know if this is what you looked at-

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

or it was a different post.

If you looked at the link, don't use option 3 or 4.
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
peytons

windows 7 pro, service pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

I tried 3, no luck and 4. Why not use 4?
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

If you use 3 or 4, it negates 1 and 2, according to the tutorial.
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1 Week Ago   #7
peytons

windows 7 pro, service pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Got it, so since I don't care for options 1 & 2 will use 4. Thanks again.
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1 Week Ago   #8
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

You said earlier that neither 3 nor 4 worked for you.
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1 Week Ago   #9
peytons

windows 7 pro, service pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

For some reason it wouldn’t work when using method 3 or 4 but now they work.
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1 Week Ago   #10
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Great! I'm glad your problem is resolved.
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