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Windows 7: Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

15 Jan 2010   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Jeff, I wish I knew for you. Please post back how it went for you.


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20 Apr 2010   #11
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Brink thanks for the tutorial.

I've had this problem from long ago since Vista: from time to time (very random) my thumbnail cache resets and is kinda annoying to reload every photo and video again... is this normal?
thx in advance.
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20 Apr 2010   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rick,

While there is no limit on the thumbnail cache in Windows 7, I suppose that if it was a very large photo and video collection in that folder it may cause it to choke out and lag on you. As a workaround, you might see if separating some of them into smaller groups of photos and videos in different subfolders (ex: for different categories) may help.
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20 Apr 2010   #13
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Rick,

While there is no limit on the thumbnail cache in Windows 7, I suppose that if it was a very large photo and video collection in that folder it may cause it to choke out and lag on you. As a workaround, you might see if separating some of them into smaller groups of photos and videos in different subfolders (ex: for different categories) may help.
Thanks Brink, ill put them in separate folders and clear the cache just in case... ill keep you update of any changes...
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23 Apr 2010   #14
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Brink, i do as u told me and so far things where good till this morning when i check my pictures folder the thumbnails are rebuilding again, so i went to clean the thumbnails to check the size and it shows only 4MB so i do not clear it and went to videos folder same thing (rebuilding), so after it finish went to disk clean up again to check the size and its bigger so i think if it is a choke out and lag thing (only checking category folders no the actual files, 44 folders inside pictures 4 folders in videos) why to rebuild the whole thing?, what do you think? btw if i need to post this in another section (cause after all this isn't related 'bout ur tut) pls let me know, thx.
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23 Apr 2010   #15
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

try the attached

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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23 Apr 2010   #16
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
try the attached
thx pacinitaly, this is like deleting the thumbnail cache but in a .bat right?
ok now i just have to w8 and see if it happens again...
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23 Apr 2010   #17
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

they just get re built, but CURRENT
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23 Apr 2010   #18
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thx for the info, i just run it and all seems like before (the thumbnails that where created still there and the ones i haven't checked it yet are rebuilding) do i need to restart the pc?
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23 Apr 2010   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, you will need to Log off and log on, or restart the computer to rebuild the icon cache afterwards.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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