# W8 keeps deleting thumbnail cache (changed folder permission)

1. +pushkar1989, it's a late reply, but you can use:

Backup Thumbnails.bat:
Code:
@echo off

:: Choose backup location for "Explorer - Copy":

:: Go there
cd /d "%location%"

:: Remove previous "Explorer - Copy" backup (2>nul: ignore directory doesn't exist)
rd "Explorer - Copy" /s/q 2>nul

:: Create new one (echo d: copy a directory)
echo d | xcopy "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer" "Explorer - Copy" /y/s/q
Restore Thumbnails.bat:
Code:
@echo off

:: Choose backup location for "Explorer - Copy":

:: Go there
cd /d "%location%"

:: Kill explorer.exe

:: Copy thumbnails from "Explorer - Copy"
xcopy "Explorer - Copy\thumbcache_*.db" "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\" /q/y

:: Restart explorer.exe with "start" to auto-close CMD window
start explorer.exe
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2. Originally Posted by Det87
Btw, to have the scripts run silent (no CMD window popping up), use the following VBScript and save it with the .vbs extension:

Code:
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell" )
WshShell.Run chr(34) & "C:\Path\to\the.bat" & Chr(34), 0
Set WshShell = Nothing
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where to put this file ?
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3. Originally Posted by NuclearMind
where to put this file ?
Wherever you want it to run from.

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4. Originally Posted by Det87
Originally Posted by NuclearMind
where to put this file ?
Wherever you want it to run from.

thanks
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5. I think it's worthwhile to try third party image software like Xnviewmp, which has the thumbnail cache function and you can basically use it as windows explorer!
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6. Does it have a video thumbnail feature, tho?
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7. yes it does
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8. MediaPreview "fixes" this on Windows 8.1.

See: The latest beta thread (2) - BabelSoft / å

Works by creating it's own cached thumbnails file.

This is fixed in Windows 10 thankfully, see: https://windows.uservoice.com/forums...omatic-deletio
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9. That's so new for Microsoft to listen to its users. Only needed a new CEO.
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10. ....... to those who are previewing Windows 10.
Is this thumbnail issue fixed in the new OS ...?...
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