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W8 keeps deleting thumbnail cache (changed folder permission)

  1. #101


    Posts : 32
    Arch x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64


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

    Backup Thumbnails.bat:
    Code:
    @echo off
    
    :: Choose backup location for "Explorer - Copy":
    set location="C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\"
    
    :: 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":
    set location="C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\"
    
    :: Go there
    cd /d "%location%"
    
    :: Kill explorer.exe
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
    
    :: 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. #102


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Det87 View Post
    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. #103


    Posts : 32
    Arch x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearMind View Post
    where to put this file ?
    Wherever you want it to run from.

    The startup location is: C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
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  4. #104


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


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

    The startup location is: C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    thanks
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  5. #105


    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. #106


    Posts : 32
    Arch x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Does it have a video thumbnail feature, tho?
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  7. #107


    yes it does
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  8. #108


    U.S.A
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 x64


    MediaPreview "fixes" this on Windows 8.1.

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

    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. #109


    Posts : 32
    Arch x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    That's so new for Microsoft to listen to its users. Only needed a new CEO.
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  10. #110


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    ....... to those who are previewing Windows 10.
    Is this thumbnail issue fixed in the new OS ...?...
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