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Ramzy

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I just did a search through my entire computer, and i got about 340MB worth of worthless thumbs.db files.

 

I understand that it would dramatically reduce CCleaner's speed, but it would be a nice option. Maybe couple it with a warning box,

 

"WARNING about to use "Thumbs.db Cache"

 

This will clear the image preview cache. This option will slow down cleaning times dramatically."

 

Cheers.

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In Windows Explorer go to Folder Options then View then select Do not cache thumbnails then Apply to All Folders

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I understand this option exists.

 

However, thumbnail caching is a good thing. As it provides you with faster thumbnail previews -- especially in large folders.

 

The idea of clearing out our thumbs.db cache is to remove cache files from old photo's you don't even have anymore / folders you haven't opened for a long time.

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I third that, even though there is another way to do it, it is nice to have everything in one place.

Another for the advanced section I'd say.

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I fourth that :)

Actually in Vista the same is (apparently) present, though seemingly invisible.

Turn it off with 'Organize | Folder and Search Options | View tab' and check the 'Always show icons, never thumbnails' - ask me no more; I'm using Vista under duress :(

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I'd like to "fifth" that - removing unwanted thumbs.db files would be a great additional feature - especially as it can free up a huge amount of disk space!

 

Piriform, please?

 

Em

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  • 9 months later...

I also agree this should be part of ccleaner. It dosen't matter that there is another way to do it there is another way to clean out your cookies too but to be a central program to clean everything i think ccleaner needs to have this feature maybe not checked as a default option but the option should be there.

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Ranma? you are behind. I already has this feature (originally request was in june of 2008)

 

under Windows Explorer (on the windows tab) you should see Thumbnail Cache

 

here is the code in the embedded ini

 

 

[Thumbnail Cache]LangSecRef=3002LangRef=3131DetectOS=6.0Default=trueFileKey1=%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer|thumbcache_*.db

 

 

maybe I am wrong and you mean the actual thumbs.db files (a file that MS stopped using in Vista I believe cause I can't find any sign of them)

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Ranma? you are behind. I already has this feature (originally request was in june of 2008)

 

under Windows Explorer (on the windows tab) you should see Thumbnail Cache

 

here is the code in the embedded ini

 

 

[Thumbnail Cache]LangSecRef=3002LangRef=3131DetectOS=6.0Default=trueFileKey1=%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer|thumbcache_*.db

 

 

maybe I am wrong and you mean the actual thumbs.db files (a file that MS stopped using in Vista I believe cause I can't find any sign of them)

 

To everyone here:

 

These files are still kept in Vista, just in a different directory and under a different naming format... May I direct your attention to:

 

 

\Users\[user Account Name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

 

 

The files will have the format similar to "thumbcache_xxxx.db" and of course are hidden files.

 

Hope this helps everyone.

 

swagger

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I second this request.

In Vista, this file is not present, but when downloading walls, skins, whatever that is zipped and made on a XP machine, there always is that damn thumbs.db file...

 

Rest assured Vista/Windows 7 *do* cache thumbnails. The thumbnails cache has been centralized. See here:

 

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/73720-thumbnail-cache.html

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