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Thumbnail cache in Windows 7

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Thumbnail cache in Windows 7

Anyone know how to disable it to avoid creating thousands of thumbnail files?
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Re: Thumbnail cache in Windows 7

Tools > Folder Options... > View tab > Always show icons, never thumbnails.

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Re: Thumbnail cache in Windows 7

If you change the folder default view to details or list I believe that does it.
You can do it on a per folder basis but then you would need to delete the thumb.db file afterwards as I believe the Windows default is to use thumbnails whenever the folder contains pictures
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Re: Thumbnail cache in Windows 7

Thanks folks!  Smiley