- Windows® 7 Tips,
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Get rid of Thumbs.db files.
You can usually find "thumbs.db"
files in many of your folders and if you delete it, it comes
right back? The reason you have this file in so many folders is
that is how Windows indexes picture "thumbnails" to speed up the
display process. If you don't care about saving time for Windows
to generate thumbnails or never use that view anyway, you can
tell Windows not to bother:
1) Open My Computer
3) Click on Folder Options
4) Click on the View
5) Place a check in the option "Do not cache thumbnails"
6) Click Ok
Also: If you want to get rid of all of the
thumbs.db files that have accumulated on you system, do the
1) Click on Start
2) Click on Search
Click on All Files and Folders
4) Type "thumbs.db" in the
"all or part of the file name" section
5) In the Look in box,
make sure "Local Hard Drives" is chosen
6) Click Search
A long list of thumbs.db files should appear, click on Edit,
Select All (Ctrl-A)
8) Press the Delete key
9) Close the
Search Results window
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