Purpose[ edit ] Windows stores thumbnails of graphics files, and certain document and movie files, in the Thumbnail Cache file, including the following formats: This effect is more clearly seen when accessing a DVD containing thousands of photos without the thumbs. Thumbnail caching was introduced in Windows ;  wherein the thumbnails were stored in the image file's alternate data stream if the operating system was installed on a drive with the NTFS file system. Windows Me also created Thumbs. Under Windows , Windows Me, and Windows XP, a context menu command to force refreshing the thumbnail is available by right clicking the image in Thumbnail view of Windows Explorer.
Disable Windows thumbs.db files from being created
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The complete process that can be used to get rid of the issue is also discussed. The user gets an inside idea about the thumbs. To make the tutorial further simple and in line with the demands the processes that are mentioned are embedded with screenshots. The windows OS ensures that every time user visits a website or views an image online the thumbnail is saved in the cache. This cache allows the users to view the images faster as the OS does not have to fetch the images every time the site is visited.