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applicant2002

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Question:

I was backing up the files on my computer and very often it came up with a dialog box regarding writing a file called thumbs.db.

Just out of curiosity, what does this mean??
 

smc927

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"The thumbs.db file is generated by the Windows operating system. It is a database file containing the small images displayed when you view a folder in "thumbnail" view (as opposed to tile, icon, list, or detail view). No harm is done by deleting thumbs.db files."

Quoted from: http://www.fcs.iastate.edu/computer/tips/thumbs/default.htm
 
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