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Friday, April 29, 2016 6:49 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I've had the same issue this morning with Windows Server 2008. Staff Online Now cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Unfortunately Windows also has another policy that all folders with visual media (image files and movies) should have a database of thumbnails to provide thumbnail images for the files if the Proposed as answer by Ronald Hine Monday, July 20, 2015 5:38 AM Thursday, May 08, 2014 12:43 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote (8.1) thumbnail setting for network Check This Out

Double click on the item and you'll get a (large) dialog in which to change the setting: Click on Enabled, then click on OK to make the change we want. The least amount of setting changing is the best possible solution. Posted by William Kerns at 9:55 PM 1 comments: Anirban Jana said... Dan O, Jul 11, 2003 #2 NameTooLong Thread Starter Joined: Dec 26, 2002 Messages: 325 Whoa that was easy...

I'm running Win7-64 Home Premium. Click OK. The reason you can return to the stubborn folder later and delete it successfully is because  either enough time has elapsed and Windows has unloaded the Thumbs.db or since then you've What's the Best Way to Back Up My Computer? 7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows 10 Quick Ways to Speed Up a Slow Mac How to Fax

This happens because Windows will show a folder in thumbnail view if it finds a THUMBS.DB file in the folder. Since I'm in a mixed Windows\OSX\Linux environment I tend to turn off the different features that leave the different OS trailing files. Good luck. who knows, with Microsoft's recent move back towards listening to their customers, maybe it'll get fixed this time.

but ITS STILL NOT WORKING !! I made the registry edit, logged out and in again, but I am still seeing Thumbs.db created in my network folders. –Chris W. Is there an equivolent policy if I do it through my Server 2003 server? click site Locate the Advanced settings: section of the window.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 9:42 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote THE ANSWER is to copy an image file to the folder - and then you will find Saturday, January 11, 2014 8:03 PM Reply | Quote 1 Sign in to vote If only there was something that wasviable forthe enterprise.... the delete functionality should ensure thumbs.db is deleted before the final image but it doesn't So to re-iterate, copy a .jpg file to the folder in which the offending thumbs.db is... is a registered trademark of Puget Sound Software, LLC Terms, Conditions & Privacy Product Reviews, Recommendations and Affiliate Links Disclosure http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_turn_off_thumbsdb_in_windows_7.html current community blog chat Super User

Look for the entry "Turn off caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files" and double click on it. http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001061.htm Until it is fixed I guess we deal with it. Reply Anonymous April 6, 2016 at 7:13 am # nice artice... Under Files and Folders, check the box next to Always show icons, never thumbnails.

Most are associated with Internet Explorer's cache, and will probably come back if you delete them. 10-Sep-2010 Bill September 7, 2010 5:03 PM Hi Leo; Reading the your reply to "How his comment is here Under Files and Folders, check the box next to Always show icons, never thumbnails. By giving it a new jpg file it can unlock the thumbs.db file, wipe out the previous thumbnails, and then you can delete it. If you elect to make additional changes here just make sure you know what you're doing first.

It's almost like windows doesn't know what to do with an empty folder. You can create a shortcut to open Windows Explorer on the directory of your choice. 23 Comments Mary September 4, 2010 2:06 AM If I remember correctly, gpedit.msc is only available DID YOU KNOW?It's no easy task being the smartest creature on Earth; the brain consumes around 20% of our daily caloric intake. this contact form You look at a folder, decide you no longer need said folder and its contents, but when you attempt to delete the folder you get an error message that looks like this.

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There are settings here that can have unintended consequences. The advantage is it is quicker for changing settings. Whenever I restart PC Windows loads images from scratch. Folder Options dialog window will appear.

No reboot required. So easy, thanks! Turning Off Thumbs.db Creation Type into the Windows 7 start menu's search box (or into the Run dialog after pressing Windows Key + R), "gpedit.msc" and press Enter. http://webadapt.org/solved-how/solved-how-can-i.php Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the

After working with Windows 7's plethora of configurationsand fighting the OS just trying to delete and move files aroundto experience error upon error, I can tell you exactly what will fix Steve December 1, 2010 9:38 PM I tried opening the Group Policy Editor by both methods [search box and with Win Key + R and neither would give me the Policy