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lynnk

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Every time I open a folder in my documents or my pictures there is a icon that says Thumb.db. What is it? :) I have been trashing them, but they just come back??
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Hi lynnk,

Thumbs.db is a database (.db) file that Windows Explorer automatically creates in a folder that contains Pictures. The Thumbs.db file caches a thumbnail version of the pictures in the folder, making it quicker to view the thumbnail images each time the folder is opened. Normally these are hidden files unless you have the option for "Show Hidden Files" in Windows turned on.

Here's a few links that explains the Thumbs.db file cache and it's function very well.

What is thumbs.db, and can I delete it?

What are Windows Thumb.db files?

Donna :)
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Thanks Donna!

I get it, and I have hidden them again, so I don't have to see them anymore.
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You're welcome lynnk.

Have a nice day! :)
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