View Full Version : What is "Thumbs.db"

24-12-2002, 05:56 PM
I get this anoyying file popping up in different folders.
Its a hidden file, and i first found it when I was uploading my website, and it said it was uploading Thumbs.db

I dont have a clue what it is, and I had to un tick the box to hide hidden or system files.

Thumbs.db Is very annoying, does any one know what it is, and how I can stop it popping up all the time.

I have Windows XP Pro.

24-12-2002, 06:05 PM
Ummm - it doesn't "pop up" - you only find it if you actually go looking for it. If you leave it alone, it won't annoy you anymore :D

Thumbs.db is the file that Windows creates to store thumbnail information after you view a folder in Thumbnail view (usually a folder containing pictures). It helps Windows load the images the next time you view the folder - it shouldn't be a very big file, and it should be fine to just leave there. Leave your hidden and system files hidden and you won't even notice it :)

Have a good Christmas,