Turn off the creation/use of thumbs.db files in windows 7

Categories Information Technology, Microsoft, Windows 7

Click start;

Type gpedit.msc in the search box or typr run and then type gpedit.msc in the run box.

Navigate to

  • User Configuration
  • Administrative Templates
  • Windows Components
  • Windows Explorer

Enable the following items:

  • Turn off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files.
  • Turn off caching of thumbnail pictures.

Reset computer if needed.

Hope that helps anyone else who has this ridiculous issue…