Thumbs.db Removal

Discussion in 'macOS' started by billchase2, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. billchase2 macrumors 68000

    billchase2

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    #1
    Is there any easy way to delete all the Thumbs.db files on my Mac? I know they came from my PC when I transfered everything... but they're so annoying to delete one by one. Any ideas?
     
  2. shecky Guest

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    do a search for "thumb.db" in the finder, select all, delete
     
  3. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    #3
    If you have windows installed make sure you don't accidently delete those thumbs.db files

    :)
     
  4. Yuvi macrumors member

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    #4
    It doesn't matter much if you remove them from a Windows partition, they're just cached thumbnails, and Windows will recreate the file the next time you open the folder. There's an option in Windows to kill the creation of these files, but I don't feel like finding it at the moment.
     
  5. wookyhoo macrumors member

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    Or make use of the wonderful power of UNIX! :D

    Open a terminal:

    That should list ALL of the files called "Thumbs.db" that are below your current directory.

    If you actually want to delete all of those then you can do:

    :cool:
     
  6. auraz macrumors newbie

    auraz

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