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How to delete Thumbs.db file in Windows

Have you ever seen the thumbs.db files and wanted to delete them, but can’t because it’s always being used by something else, and in reality you are not using that application. Sometime it gives you a annoying access denied dialog box too. Check out the video below to get rid of them for good :).

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3 Comments on How to delete Thumbs.db file in Windows

  1. thank you very much

  2. For Windows XP:

    Open My Computer
    Click on Tools
    Click Folder Options
    Click the View tab
    Put a check in the box next to “Do not cache thumbnails”
    Click on OK
    You’re done. 🙂
    (you can close My Computer if you like)

    For Windows Vista and Windows 7:

    Click the Start button
    Click on Control Panel
    Click on Folder Options
    Click on the View tab
    Under the Files and Folders section check the button next to “Always show icons, never thumbnails”
    Click on Apply
    Click on OK

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