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Windows 7: Clear Folder icons

07 Jul 2010   #11
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

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I tried using Regedit, following the path that NON provided, but the "policies" folder isn't a folder on my system, just a file/entry....... it's not expandable.
You could uncheck "Always Show Icons..." then, do/let the registry tweak...this will force the Thumbnail Cache to regenerate itself each time it open a foder.
Please explain how I'm supposed to do this "tweak". I already tried following the path you provided and found that it's not present on my computer.
In the registry you could create the Key under the one "Policies" (it must be there!!) and name it "Explorer" then right click to new Dword32bits and name the key "NoThumbnailCache" and set to 1.


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07 Jul 2010   #12
Fathther Jack

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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Tick "Thumbnails" in Disk Cleanup to clear your past, err, thumbnails!
Could you tell me where I can select that? All I'm presented with is a choice of drives.
Press Start, Computer, Right click C drive (your Main or System Drive)Properties, Click Disk Clean Up. It will do a search and then show you what it has found that you can clean up. Thumbnails is an option in there.
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07 Jul 2010   #13
ANO

Windows 7
 
 

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Tick "Thumbnails" in Disk Cleanup to clear your past, err, thumbnails!
Could you tell me where I can select that? All I'm presented with is a choice of drives.
Press Start, Computer, Right click C drive (your Main or System Drive)Properties, Click Disk Clean Up. It will do a search and then show you what it has found that you can clean up. Thumbnails is an option in there.
Ok Thanks, I found it. I was going through the Start Menu under accessories and system tools.
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07 Jul 2010   #14
Fathther Jack

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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Ok Thanks, I found it. I was going through the Start Menu under accessories and system tools.
No Problem!!
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07 Jul 2010   #15
ANO

Windows 7
 
 

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In the registry you could create the Key under the one "Policies" (it must be there!!) and name it "Explorer" then right click to new Dword32bits and name the key "NoThumbnailCache" and set to 1.
Okay, thanks........ I had never made a new entry before. I assume I'll have to reboot before it does anything correct?
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07 Jul 2010   #16
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
In the registry you could create the Key under the one "Policies" (it must be there!!) and name it "Explorer" then right click to new Dword32bits and name the key "NoThumbnailCache" and set to 1.
Okay, thanks........ I had never made a new entry before. I assume I'll have to reboot before it does anything correct?
Yes, you should... keep us in touch!
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09 Jul 2010   #17
ANO

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, I seem to be all set with this. The folder icons are always regenerating, so they do follow the contents. If I delete something in the folder it's no longer displayed on/in the folder icon. Thanks everybody!
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