Can I delete Dthumb files?

Thumbs.db is much like its name. It stores graphics, movie, and some document files then generates a preview of the folder contents using a thumbnail cache. You can safely delete any thumbs.db file although Windows will automatically recreate it unless thumbs.db is disabled.
A.

What are thumbnails in DCIM?

By the way, DCIM is the standard name for the folder that holds photographs, and is the standard for pretty much any device, whether smartphone or camera; it is short for "digital camera IMages." Another BTW: when a folder name is prefixed with a period, then it is a hidden folder in Android (such as .thumbnails).
  • What is the meaning of lost dir?

    The LOST.DIR is a system folder. Its a place where the Android OS places files that were recovered during a system boot up (ie when you turn on your phone). It is analogous to the 'Recycle Bin' under Windows OS. The files which are stored inside this directory are often recoverable.
  • What is the DCIM file?

    DCIM may refer to: Data center infrastructure management, the union of information technology and data center facility management disciplines. Digital Camera IMages, a directory name in the Design rule for Camera File system, part of the file system for a digital camera.
  • What are the temporary Internet files?

    Temporary Internet Files is a folder on Microsoft Windows which serves as the browser cache for Internet Explorer to cache pages and other multimedia content, such as video and audio files, from websites visited by the user. This allows such websites to load more quickly the next time they are visited.
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What is a thumbnail file?

Thumbs.db is much like its name. It stores graphics, movie, and some document files then generates a preview of the folder contents using a thumbnail cache. These folders are generated automatically by Windows so that folder content doesn't need to be recalculated every time the folder is viewed.
  • Is it safe to delete thumbs db?

    Thumbs.db is much like its name. It stores graphics, movie, and some document files then generates a preview of the folder contents using a thumbnail cache. You can safely delete any thumbs.db file although Windows will automatically recreate it unless thumbs.db is disabled.
  • Is thumbs db file a virus?

    No, thumbs.db is a Windows system file. However, like every file on your computer, it too can become infected.
  • What is thumbs db and why can I delete it?

    Thumbs.db is an image cache which makes thumbnail viewing faster. The file is automatically created in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 whenever images are encountered in a folder. It's usually hidden but can appear, disappear and is often impossible to delete.

Updated: 21st October 2019

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