How to disable or remove thumbs.db file from your Windows 10 PC

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The problem is that on many occasions we cannot afford to restart the PC. Also, it's not something too practical to say. Therefore, what we will do next is show you how to delete a thumbs.db file to delete one or more folders or directly to never have it in the operating system again.

Follow everything we will tell you step by step in this small but detailed tutorial and you will quickly know how to disable any thumbs.db file so that it is no longer a nuisance on your Windows 10 computer.



Come eliminare i file thumbs.db in Windows

The operating system creates a thumbs.db file in a folder to display the thumbnails more quickly. We don't see this type of files, as they are hidden. Unless the options " Folder » in » Control Panel »Do not decide to make hidden files visible.

Thumb files are actually useless on a decent enough PC. The mere fact that they're in the folder doesn't usually bother you. The problem arises when we want to delete the folder and it turns out that Windows tells us that it cannot be done because the file is still open.

This undoubtedly becomes an inconvenience, since we will not be able to delete that folder. Imagine sharing a network and other computers accessing it. Perhaps in a long time you will not be able to delete it.

If it happens to you on your computer, something that could have happened to all of us is that we have to restart it to be able to delete the folder in question and this can be annoying. On many occasions it can even affect our work, especially when we have so many windows and programs open at the same time.



How to delete the thumbs.db file

Then, how to remove thumbs.db file from your Windows 10 PC? How do I delete a folder that says thumbs are open? All we have to do is go up " Show "And then we put the icons to see them in mode" Details ". In this way we can close the thumbs.db and proceed with the removal of the folder.


If you want a more permanent solution, you can go to " Control Panel "And then go to" Folder options »Here the option» Always show icons, never thumbnails »You will have to leave it selected so that you can always see the icons., Which will never create thumb files.

What you should bear in mind is that if you are going to configure so that only icons are displayed. So you won't be able to preview the image or video you have in that folder. It's not something too important, but it never hurts to clarify it.


We hope this little tutorial solves all your doubts about how to delete or disable thumb.db file in Windows. If you still have some kind of question about it, you can leave it in the comment box that you find a little further down.

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