Windows 7: Disabling thumbnail caching

I hate the "thumbs.db" file generated by Windows Explorer.

Its the equivalent of computation diahorea splattered all over your disk drives.

On previous versions of Windows, it was rather easy to disable that feature.

However on Windows 7, Microsoft decided to hide the option in another location.

Run "gpedit.msc" and go to

  1. User Configuration
  2. Administrative Templates
  3. Windows Components
  4. Windows Explorer
  5. Turn off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db

Change the setting to "Enabled" and you're set !

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