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How to recreate thumbs.db

Hello there, I'm new to this forum and I need help.

I deleted all thumbs.db files some time ago in order to save disk space, which off course resulted in the disappearance of all the folder and file miniatures. Now, I'd like those miniatures back! How do I re-create the thumbs.db files? I know that windows is said to do it by itself, but it is for some reason not the case for me. Seems all thumbs.db's are gone for good, it's been months now since they disappeared. I have a good computer knowledge and have tried a lot of things already to solve the problem, including messing with the registry and off course the general folder settings.

Is there a solution to this problem, or are my miniatures gone for good?


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I believe . . .

when you open a picture for viewing, the thumbs.db is created.

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Re: How to recreate thumbs.db

Kris, If you're using Windows XP click Start>Control Panel>Folder Options>View tab and under Advanced setting uncheck "Do not cache thumbnails", click Apply/OK. Also the folders where you have the pictures make sure that you have the View set to Thumbnails. thumbs.db files are hidden files so in Folder Options>View tab you must have "Show hidden files and folders" selected.


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