Go away Thumbs.db!

thumbsdbWhen I upload a folder image to my site via FTP, there is a file called Thumbs.db go along with it. What is that file? I wondered.

What is Thumbs.db?
Thumbs.db is a file generated by WindowsXP each time you view folder contents in “Thumbnail” or “Filmstrip” view. This file is a cache file which use by WindowsXP to load up faster the next time you browse that folder.

How to remove it permanently?
You can delete Thumb.db and send it into Recycle Bin but it will keep appearing because by default thumbnails cache is enable in WindowsXP.

To get rid of it, go to My Computer > Tool > Folder Options > View and check “Do not cache thumbnails”.

Be Warned
By enabling this option, it will take a long time to open folder that contains large image files or quantity because the thumbnail images not been cached in Thumbs.db before.

Windows tip: Rid your folders of Thumbs.db [LifeHacker]


  1. cool now i know why the heck the thumb thingy keep appearing when i want to burn my CD hehehehe..
    ok laaa nii cyperhackz…aduuuh panjang betui nak panggil namer…kite gelar CH jeee ok tak!

  2. You can call me Fauzi or Cypher. 🙂

    Thanks for your visit though. Come here again…

  3. always experience this…just delete it like that…no prob…:-“

  4. La…senang je nak remove… ingatkan takde option camtu… padahal selalu jugak bukak Option tu sebelum ni…