How to Clear the Thumbnail Cache – Windows XP

Thumbs.db: is a useless hidden system cache file created in Windows. These files help speed up the thumbnails display of you videos and pictures whenever you return to view the folder.

To safely disable the thumbnail cache:

Go to Start, Control Panel and click on Folder Options.

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Select View tab and check mark “Do not cache thumbnails” and click Apply.

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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