Windows 8 - How to get rid thumbs.db files?

October 2016


You work with a lot of multimedia files (pictures, videos, mp3 files) and as result your PC is full of thumbs.db files. How to prevent Windows from creating these files?


  • Click the Start button > Control Panel > Folder Options
  • Go to View tab
  • In "Files and Folders", simply check the button next to "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
  • Click on Apply and then on OK.

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