thumbs.db

  originalmiscellany 11:03 23 Jul 2006
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In my C:\temp folder I have a file - thumbs.db which I assume is assorted thumbnails of a load of pictures I've got or had on my cmoputer - it weighs in at a "mere" 760 megs! which in my mind is a huge file. If I delete it will it cause any problems? I'm running out of space on my C drive but before I delete it I want to ensure that it won't do any lasting damage.

Cheers

  brundle 11:05 23 Jul 2006

its safe to delete. `real` thumbs.db files are stored in the picture folder they relate to and are usually less than 100kb

and try ccleaner to clear more space
click here

  Diodorus Siculus 11:05 23 Jul 2006

Run CCleaner from click here and it will remove everything that is not needed on the pc.

  dogtrack 11:05 23 Jul 2006

Why not transfer your photos to CD....then gain the extra space. You can then also get rid of the thumbs.db file

  originalmiscellany 11:08 23 Jul 2006

I'll do all 3 - I use Ccleaner (and it's great), delete thumbs.db and copy old pics onto CD as part of my backing up strategy.

Thanks (as ever)

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