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Suggestion: Delete ALL Thumbs.db files !

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Windows XP Makes them hidden and System every time you're viewing with Explorer.

There are completely obsolete, and all together a lot of unnecessarely bytes,

but most of all it's difficult to move complete directories because of messages concerning these files I don't like te use.For picture viewing and sorting I prefer ACDSee, it doesn't need and extra files !

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no! i agree with Don Freijters.

 

"disabling the cache" and "cleaning the cache" are different needs.

 

an option providing the deletion of all/some thumbnail.db files would be excellent.

 

regards...

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Dear folks at Piriform,

 

it would make sense! Really!

Sure, you can switch off caching of Thumb files. But only for your local machine. If you have a NAS or if you have a PC within a local network that is used as storage, everyone's machine is storing this fu**ing thumbs.db-files on this machine.

 

Please make it possible, that Thumbs.db-files are automatically erased!

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a search for Thumbs.db found 60+ MB:

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it seems the disabling of thumbnail cache is only half the solution, hopefully CCleaner will someday help speed up the process.

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well, more importantly, the difference between disabling and cleaning is that disabling is 'forever' (until switched back on) and not retroactive. Personally, I do *like* having thumbnails for the files in folders I'm working with, and I like that it doesn't have to re-generate those each time I visit the folder. However, once I'm done working with such a folder, that Thumbs.db file serves no further purpose and can be deleted.

 

Basically, it should be perfectly possible, technologically, to find all Thumbs.db files -over- a certain age (i.e. hasn't been modified in N days), and delete only those. It's what I currently do manually with Total Commander, but if this were integrated in an already excellent tool - hey, I'm all for it.

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