In windows 8 and 8.1 the option to create a thumbs.db file is on by default . This can be a problem when you try to delete those media folders that you no longer need. Windows won’t let you delete the thumbs.db file and you will end up with a lot of empty folders that you can’t remove.
First you want to deactivate the thumbs.db from being generated:
The fastest way to do this is to run the following command :
REG ADD “HKCUSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsExplorer” /v “DisableThumbsDBOnNetworkFolders” /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
For who doesn’t want to run unknown commands on his computer you can also do this by yourself:
- Run (windows key + R) – write: regedit and press Enter
- Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explore > Advanced
- Right click and create New DWORD Value , name it DeleteThumbnailCache and set its value to 1.
- This does exactly the same thing as the command I wrote.
Happy people! PING PONG!