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What is the Thumbs Icon that sometimes is in with items of a kit you unzip......is it necessary to anything or can you delete

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I'm not sure what it is, or how it gets there, but I just delete it.

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15 minutes ago, CRS said:

I'm not sure what it is, or how it gets there, but I just delete it.

I do too....but got to wondering what I am screwing up and when would I find out LOL

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The hidden file thumbs.db is a database file containing a small JPEG representing each of the thumbnails in a folder. Thumbs.db files are required by Windows to display a thumbnail for each icon. They are created automatically in the same directory as the thumbnails being viewed.  You can safely delete any thumbs.db file although Windows will automatically recreate it unless thumbs.db is disabled.

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34 minutes ago, lindarobin said:

The hidden file thumbs.db is a database file containing a small JPEG representing each of the thumbnails in a folder. Thumbs.db files are required by Windows to display a thumbnail for each icon. They are created automatically in the same directory as the thumbnails being viewed.  You can safely delete any thumbs.db file although Windows will automatically recreate it unless thumbs.db is disabled.

Linda, you are wonderful!  I have always wondered this myself but was told as a Mac User my computer didn’t use it anyway so they were fine to delete.  But, it’s very nice to know what it really is, thank you! :)

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Thanks everyone.......My Hoarder personality really fights deleting anything LOL

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Thank you Linda for all your technical info I always learn so much from you.

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