Windows 7 thumbnail bug


M

Metspitzer

This happens when I try to delete a folder sometimes. I just opened
the folder to see what was in it. I had moved the file out of the
directory a couple of days ago. The directory had two jpg files in it
that I did not move or care to keep.

http://imgur.com/24gzP

The only file in the directory is the thumbnail
 
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H

housetrained

"Metspitzer" wrote in message

This happens when I try to delete a folder sometimes. I just opened
the folder to see what was in it. I had moved the file out of the
directory a couple of days ago. The directory had two jpg files in it
that I did not move or care to keep.

http://imgur.com/24gzP

The only file in the directory is the thumbnail

try deleting the folder in 'safe mode.'
housetrained
 
P

Paul

Metspitzer said:
This happens when I try to delete a folder sometimes. I just opened
the folder to see what was in it. I had moved the file out of the
directory a couple of days ago. The directory had two jpg files in it
that I did not move or care to keep.

http://imgur.com/24gzP

The only file in the directory is the thumbnail
This article mentions the possibility, that on Windows 7, accessing a network
share, can create a thumbs.db. Otherwise, they're supposed to be
centrally stored, and they shouldn't be sprinkled all over the place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_thumbnail_cache

If the file Explorer has thumbs.db open, then you may not be
able to delete it. One thread I was reading, someone was using
"Unlocker" on it, as an aid to deleting. Another alternative,
may be to delete it when Explorer isn't running. Booting from
another OS could achieve that objective. But the Unlocker thing
is probably easier.

In theory, if Group Policy can change a behavior, you should
also be able to do it with Regedit. At least, if you can figure
out how.

Paul
 
M

Metspitzer

"Metspitzer" wrote in message

This happens when I try to delete a folder sometimes. I just opened
the folder to see what was in it. I had moved the file out of the
directory a couple of days ago. The directory had two jpg files in it
that I did not move or care to keep.

http://imgur.com/24gzP

The only file in the directory is the thumbnail

try deleting the folder in 'safe mode.'
housetrained
Thanks
 
M

Metspitzer

This article mentions the possibility, that on Windows 7, accessing a network
share, can create a thumbs.db. Otherwise, they're supposed to be
centrally stored, and they shouldn't be sprinkled all over the place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_thumbnail_cache

If the file Explorer has thumbs.db open, then you may not be
able to delete it. One thread I was reading, someone was using
"Unlocker" on it, as an aid to deleting. Another alternative,
may be to delete it when Explorer isn't running. Booting from
another OS could achieve that objective. But the Unlocker thing
is probably easier.

In theory, if Group Policy can change a behavior, you should
also be able to do it with Regedit. At least, if you can figure
out how.

Paul
Thanks
 
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