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By SBD ·
Thumbs.db is showing in all folders, it causes problems when coppying to DVD+RW. How can I stop these files from showing. I have all the ticks in folder options (Do not show hiden files and folders and Hide protected OS files etc.

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by SBD In reply to Thumbs.db

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by statykserver In reply to Thumbs.db

When you've added your files to the image you are going to burn you should be able to remove the thumbs.db from the image preview selection before doing the burn process. You can also try another burning software, I use nero and don't have any errors on thumbs.db

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by SBD In reply to Thumbs.db

I'm talking ReWrite discs not Write once.
For instance, coppying My Docs folder with lots of sub folders, to DVD+RW disc, every time it comes to Thumbs.DB it stops and ask are you sure you want to copy.

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by TheChas In reply to Thumbs.db

Windows creates or updates thumbs.db whenever you view a folder as thumbnails, or a film-strip.

I don't know of any way to block the thumb files from being copied when you copy a folder.

You can however, stop Thumbs.db from being created.

Open Windows Explorer.
Start by right clicking on the root folder of the ones you normally copy from.
Select properties.
Click on the Customize tab.
Change the kind of folder to Documents.
Check the box to apply the template to sub-folders.

Now, make sure that the folder view is either list or details.
Click on Tools, Folder Options.
Apply current settings to all folders.

Finally, search for thumbs.db and remove / delete the thumb files.

Chas

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by BobHo In reply to Thumbs.db

The thumbs.db file is a cache file used when viewing the folder in thumbnail view. Turn off the caching and delete all of the files (you do not need it to view the folder in thumbnail view anyway).

Check here for info and instructions:

http://www.fcs.iastate.edu/computer/tips/thumbs/default.htm

Cheers.

RW

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