Article updated on January 30, 2007

This is how you stop the thumbnail file thumbs.db being created automatically, every time you select "thumbnail view in Windows Explorer.


  1. Start windows Explorer
  2. Go to "Tools" in the menu
  3. Select "Folder options"
  4. Select the tab "View"

    Folder options

  5. Enable "Do not cache thumbnails".
  6. Press ok!