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W8 keeps deleting thumbnail cache (changed folder permission)

  1. #31


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    Windows 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Det87 View Post
    Might also be worth disabling file creation in "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\ThumbCacheToDelete", to prevent it from filling up with useless 0 byte .tmp files.

    The permission "create folders" is combined with "append data", so the creation of "ThumbCacheToDelete" itself can not be disabled or you won't get any new thumbnails for your files.
    It didn't work anyway - I actually did manage to remove the Thumbnail listing from Disk Cleanup, but it still rebuilt my thumbnail cache from scratch on startup. I've given up for now, too stressful.

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  2. #32


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    Arch x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    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.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Det87 View Post
    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.
    Wouldn't be a problem for me, as I never use Diskcleanup. I just wanted to confirm that my Thumbnail option was gone from Disk Cleanup because David Bailey was able to make this work and he had Thumbnails completely gone from his Disk Cleanup list.

    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.
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  4. #34


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    Windows 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Det87 View Post
    Did you disable the permissions for all users (including SYSTEM)?
    I did, but like many others that have done so, it did not work.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 32
    Arch x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Twice the post is twice the power.

    Quote Originally Posted by jakobkraft View Post
    Were you also able to stop thumbnails from deleting in Windows Explorer?
    I thought that's what we were talking about?

    But no. It seems I can preserve the caches, but they aren't actually read, so after the reboot Windows seemingly starts storing the "new" thumbnails in RAM. Which is pretty terrible.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 x64


    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.
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  7. #37


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    Arch x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    It doesn't just ignore them, it actually removes them.
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  8. #38


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Well I guess I won't be shutting my laptop down anytime soon then.
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  9. #39


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    Arch x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    In the end, I solved this the Linux way by just creating a script to run on startup:

    Code:
    @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
    v1.1 - Updated 6th July 2014
    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.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 6
    WIn 8.1 x64


    Has anyone else tried Det87's fix? Just tried, will let y'all know what I find out.
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