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    in need of help

    ok well sometimes my computer just makes this Thumbs.db file randomly. Does anyone know what it is? and if its ok to delete it?

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    Yes,

    It is to do with viewing files/folders in thumbnail view. I believe that it contains the cache.

    Here is what you can do:

    http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article03-204

    It is a Microsoft file, and the behaviour is by design, unless you chose to disable it.

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    Nihil has nailed this one
    It's just there so that when you re-open the folder etc in the future it will load up the thumbs.db and thus produce the thumbnails of images a little quicker.

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    Originally posted here by acidtone
    Nihil has nailed this one
    It's just there so that when you re-open the folder etc in the future it will load up the thumbs.db and thus produce the thumbnails of images a little quicker.
    These files are also highly sought after by forensic investigators...
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