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Is Thumbs.db a System File?

12/06/2009 10:54 AM

What is, 'Thumbs.db' file? I see this file here and there amoung other files. Are they real system files or spams?
While copying/moving a folder with some files, if this file exists anong other files, a brief call out come, "Do you want to move Thumbs.db also?" Should we to say yes or ignore it, what are the consiquences?

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Re: Is Thumbs.db a system file?

12/06/2009 11:26 AM

It is a data base file of thumb nail images of your graphics files.

It is used as a file manager to view your images.

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Re: Is Thumbs.db a System File?

12/07/2009 12:16 AM

I agree with post #1 and I would keep the file because it speeds up access rates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_thumbnail_cache

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Re: Is Thumbs.db a System File?

12/07/2009 7:43 AM

The DB file type is primarily associated with 'Windows' by Microsoft Corporation. File is THUMBS.DB. If a folder is set to display thumbnails for graphic files this is the file where they are stored. If you delete the file Windows will rebuild it the next time you visit that folder. The file is normally marked as hidden and a system file so you may have to change settings to see it. If preview thumbnails get out of sync with the actual files, just delete this file and let it be rebuilt

http://filext.com/file-extension/db

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Re: Is Thumbs.db a System File?

12/07/2009 10:53 AM

Thumbs.db

It is not a system file but a data-base in any fom.

what you asked is Windows Icon Database (Microsoft Corporation) .

But in addition other Softwares also use the ext .db such as:

 

DB ::iRiver Plus3 Music-Database File (iRiver Limited.)

DB ::DIGIBooster Module/Song DB ::SQL Anywhere Database (iAnywhere Solutions, Inc.)

DB ::Palm Zire Photo Database

DB ::Windows Thumbnail Database (Microsoft Corporation)

DB ::Mozilla (Netscape) Client Certificate or Security Module Database (Mozilla.org)

DB ::SmartWare Office Pac File DB ::Solid Database DB ::Oracle Database

DB ::Novell GroupWise Addressbook Database

DB ::MultiEdit Configuration

DB ::MSWorks

DB ::dBASE IV or dBFast Configuration

DB ::data by Synopsys Design Compiler, dbVista, Paradox, Smartware, XTreeGold

DB ::Paradox Ver 7 Table Database (Borland Software Corporation)

DB ::ArcView Object Database File (ESRI)

DB ::ANSYS Database

DB ::Progress Database File (Progress Software Corporation)

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