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Windows 7: What is this Thumbs.db file that constantly shows up?

03 Jan 2010   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
What is this Thumbs.db file that constantly shows up?

Ok this stupid file is every where, my desktop, my media HDD, I keep deleting it & it keeps showing up.

So what is it & how do I stop it from constantly showing up in various places?


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03 Jan 2010   #2
hellcry

Windows 7
 
 

Thumbs.db is usually an icon cache made by windows for files like pictures etc. Tho is a curious thing coz win 7 don't create any Thumbs.db only xp does.
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03 Jan 2010   #3
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hellcry View Post
Thumbs.db is usually an icon cache made by windows for files like pictures etc. Tho is a curious thing coz win 7 don't create any Thumbs.db only xp does.
Well I've got this file every where & its annoying.

How do I get rid of it?
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04 Jan 2010   #4
hellcry

Windows 7
 
 

If u get this on any directory u might consider changing your antivirus coz most sure it is a virus!
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04 Jan 2010   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you accessing any thing though network interfaces? Thumbs.db is only created by Windows 7 for network shares. However it can be turned off in Group Policy.

User Config > Admin Templates > Windows Components > Windows Explorer
Turns off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files

Quote:
This policy setting allows you to configure Windows Explorer to cache thumbnails of items residing in network folders in hidden thumbs.db files.
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04 Jan 2010   #6
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Thumbs.db files can be and are still created in Win7, even if it's not a network share (even though it's often preached that they are only created for network share directories).

Turn off Caching of Windows 7 Thumbnails in Hidden thumbs.db Files | Technoleros
Prevent Windows 7 Thumbs.db Files :: PawPrint.net News
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06 Jan 2010   #7
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Thumbs.db files can be and are still created in Win7, even if it's not a network share (even though it's often preached that they are only created for network share directories).

Turn off Caching of Windows 7 Thumbnails in Hidden thumbs.db Files | Technoleros
Prevent Windows 7 Thumbs.db Files :: PawPrint.net News
Cool I followed this and it seems to have worked.

Thanks guys.
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06 Jan 2010   #8
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

There was a thumbs.db file that was still left on my desktop after I did that walk-thru... I thought they should have all disappeared?

I've deleted it, I just hope it doesnt show back up.
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06 Jan 2010   #9
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yea when I run CCleaner it always deletes the thumb.db files. They dont annoy me or something but I sometimes like to keep them because then images load faster.
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06 Jan 2010   #10
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

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