Thumbs.db

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by djchapple, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. djchapple

    djchapple OSNN Addict

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    When I try copying a group of files in My Documents I often come across the error message:

    Thumbs.db, a database file.
    This file has information attached to it that might be lost if you continue copying. The contents of the file will not be affected. Do you want to continue copying anyway.

    The file size is around 11kb


    Can anyone offer an explanation of:

    (i) which program is writing these files?
    (ii) what could be the information attached to it and how may it be affected by copying?

    Many thanks
     
  2. yoyo

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    Thumbs.db is the cache file for the thumbnail views. Never got that message myself and can't reproduce it. Can only think of NTFS (not .org) file permissions or something of that kind.
     
  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    remove the cacheing of them, then you want have that problem!!
     
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