Definition of windows thumbnail cache

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Definition of windows thumbnail cache

Windows Thumbnail Cache plays a vital role for viewing the “Computer Images” in your Computer. A “Windows Thumbnail Cache” is used to store “Thumbnail Images” for Windows Explorer’s “Thumbnail View” in “Microsoft Windows Operating Systems”. The display of images as these smaller images does not need to be recalculated every time the user views the Computer Folder. Usually, viewing the “Computer Images” with “Thumbnail View” depends on the “Thumbnail Cache” in your Computer. “Windows Thumbnail Cache” is very important for your Computer. Usually, “Thumbs.db File” is used to execute the “Windows Thumbnail Cache” in your Computer.

Characteristics of windows thumbnail cache

a) Thumbnail graphic files formats

Definition of windows thumbnail cache

Windows stores thumbnails of “Graphics Files” with “Windows Thumbnail Cache” in the “Thumbnail Cache File”.

 

For example-Graphics file formats such as JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, AI, PSD etc.

 

b) Thumbnail document files formats

Definition of windows thumbnail cache

Windows stores thumbnails of “Documents Files” with “Windows Thumbnail Cache” in the “Thumbnail Cache File”.

 

For example- Document file formats such as DOCX, PPTX, PDF etc.

 

c) Thumbnail video files formats

Definition of windows thumbnail cache

Windows stores thumbnails of “Video Files” with “Windows Thumbnail Cache” in the “Thumbnail Cache File”.

 

For example- Video file formats AVI, MPG, MPEG etc.

 

d) Thumbnail computer folders

Definition of windows thumbnail cache

When a “Computer Folder that contains a large number of “Computer Files” which is set to Display each “Computer File” as a “Thumbnail” in “CPU Processing” and “Load” times with “Windows Thumbnail Cache” in your Computer.

e) View images without opening

You can access a DVD containing thousands of “Computer Images” with the “Windows Thumbnail Cache” and setting the view to show thumbnails next to the filenames. You can watch these “Computer Images” without opening with the help of “Windows Thumbnail Cache” in your Computer.

f) Turn off Windows Thumbnail Cache

Definition of windows thumbnail cache

If you do not want to use the “Windows Thumbnail Cache”, that time, you can “Turn Off” the “Windows Thumbnail Cache” in your Computer.

 

Control Panel => Folder Options => View Tab => Tick mark to “Do not cache thumbnails” => OK

 

g) Thumbs.db File

Definition of windows thumbnail cache

“Thumbs.db Files” are stored in each directory that contains thumbnails on Windows systems.

h) Thumbnail size

The “Computer Images” are resized to “96×96 Pixels” by Default or a proportional miniature of their original shape for non square images, with “96 Pixels” on the longer side. The size can be controlled by a setting on “Windows Registry”.

i) Windows views types

Definition of windows thumbnail cache

Each “Computer Folder” with initiated “Thumbnail Views” (that is where they have displayed a “Thumbnails View” or “Filmstrip View” in Windows Explorer) will have a “Thumbs.db File”.

j) Preview folders with pictures icon

Definition of windows thumbnail cache

Folders with pictures also display previews on their icon when displayed in Thumbnail mode. The first four images in the folder at 40×40 pixels (or proportionally shaped) with a 1-pixel divider overlaid on a standard large folder icon.

k) Thumbnail previews store location

“Thumbnail Previews” are stored in a centralized location on the system in “Windows Vista Operating System”. This provides the system with access to images independent of their location and addresses issues with the locality of “Thumbs.db File”.

 

For example- The cache is stored at “%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer” as a number of files with the label thumbcache_xxx.db (numbered by size), as well as an “Index” used to find “Thumbnails” in each sized Database.

 

l) Uses hard disk drive spaces

Definition of windows thumbnail cache

When create “Thumbs.db File” in your Computer Hard Disk Drive (HDD)”, that time, it will fill with your “Computer Hard Disk Drive (HDD)” spaces in your Computer. So, your “Computer Hard Disk Drive’s (HDD)” valuable spaces will be wasted in this time.

m) Multimedia thumbnail

Definition of windows thumbnail cache

When, you want to watch the “Computer Videos” in your “Multimedia Software, that time, it will be started with “Windows Thumbnail Cache” in “Windows 7 Operating System”.

n) Windows Thumbnail

Definition of windows thumbnail cache

When, you are using many Windows in the Computer Task Bar, that time, you can switch to “Windows Thumbnail” with “Windows Thumbnail Cache” in “Windows 7 Operating System”.

 

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Requirements

 

1. Computer User

2. Computer

3. Need “Computer Folder” or “Compute File Format (JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, AI, PSD, DOCX, PPTX, PDF, AVI, MPG, MPEG etc.)”

4. Need “Thumbs.db File” for getting “Windows Thumbnail Cache”

 

Tips

 

a) “Turn Off” the “Windows Thumbnail Cache” option for Saving your “Computer Hard Disk Drive (HDD)” space in your Computer.

b) You should “Delete” the “Thumbs.db File” from your “Computer Hard Disk Drive (HDD)” in your Computer.

In this way, you can understand about Definition of windows thumbnail cache, Characteristics of windows thumbnail cache, Requirements, Tips for your “Computer Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Files and Folders” in your Computer.

 

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