Did you disable the permissions for all users (including SYSTEM)?
Thinking about it, disabling file creation in "ThumbCacheToDelete" alone should cut it, as the previous caches are then prevented from moving. Might make Disk Cleanup stall, though.
Were you also able to stop thumbnails from deleting in Windows Explorer? So far, David Bailey is the only one I've come across to be able to stop his thumbnail cache from regularly deleting itself in Windows 8.
Bumping thread back to life. Still no solution? i.e shutdown ignores old caches.
edit: Just as I gave up on finding solutions online, I decided to follow through with the suggestion to disable task maintenance. I disabled both idle and regular maintenance in the task scheduler, and bam, the thumbnails get insta recall when I shurtdown, then start the PC and open that folder. I don't know how bad the consequences of doing this are though.
double edit: aaand, nevermind. It is sporadic. After third shutdown, no more insta recall...
Last edited by 3dot; 20 May 2014 at 14:58.
It doesn't just ignore them, it actually removes them.
Well I guess I won't be shutting my laptop down anytime soon then.
In the end, I solved this the Linux way by just creating a script to run on startup:
v1.1 - Updated 6th July 2014Code:@echo off :: Go to C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\ cd %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\ :: Kill explorer.exe taskkill /im explorer.exe /f :: Copy the thumbnails from "Explorer - Copy" xcopy "Explorer - Copy\thumbcache_*.*" "Explorer\" /q/y :: Restart explorer.exe with "start" to auto-close CMD window start explorer.exe
• No "Access is denied" messages
• Auto-close CMD window
Name it <something>.bat and put it in, e.g.: "AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\"
What it does is simply get the thumbnails from the Explorer - Copy folder where they should be manually copied before shutting down.
Last edited by Det87; 21 Jul 2014 at 16:21.
Has anyone else tried Det87's fix? Just tried, will let y'all know what I find out.