Windows 10: Thumbnail Cache Slow Loading


  1. Posts : 47
    Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       26 Sep 2016 #1

    Thumbnail Cache Slow Loading


    I have my "Downloads" folder in my secondary mechanical drive (D. As far as I know about thumbnail caching, once it loads the thumbnail/icon of the file, it should save it until you explicitly clear the cache (using disk cleanup or a similar tool). What happens on mine is that every time I restart the machine and go to the Downloads folder, it starts loading up all the icons of the many files (mostly installers) that are in that folder. Is this normal?

    I can definitely notice the delay because these are saved on a mechanical drive. I'm so used to an SSD that I can easily spot how slow mechanical (even though I have a high-end Samsung HDD) drives are.
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  2. Posts : 1,433
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       26 Sep 2016 #2

    Have you tried deleting the icon cache Iconcache.db at C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local and rebooting?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Sep 2016 at 20:00. Reason: Added tutorial link for more info
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  3. Posts : 47
    Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       26 Sep 2016 #3

    Steve C said: View Post
    Have you tried deleting the icon cache Iconcache.db at C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local and rebooting?
    Not yet but let me try that. Could it be just corrupted?
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  4. Posts : 47
    Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       26 Sep 2016 #4

    I just did that and the first restart did not have the problem. I restarted the machine again and the same thing happens. Any other thoughts please?
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       26 Sep 2016 #5

    Do you use a system cleaning program (e.g. CCleaner, Glary Utilities)?
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  6. Posts : 47
    Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       26 Sep 2016 #6

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Do you use a system cleaning program (e.g. CCleaner, Glary Utilities)?
    No, I don't.
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  7.    26 Sep 2016 #7

    kevindd992002 said: View Post
    .....What happens on mine is that every time I restart the machine and go to the Downloads folder, it starts loading up all the icons of the many files (mostly installers) that are in that folder. Is this normal?

    I can definitely notice the delay because these are saved on a mechanical drive....
    From my experience a folder with a lot of installers will take more time to load the first time, the green bar can take up to a few seconds. I've also noticed that installers can take longer to copy so maybe it's just a 'Windows thing' <shrug>
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  8. Posts : 47
    Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       26 Sep 2016 #8

    What do you exactly mean by the "first time"? Does that mean that it does it every time the machine restarts? I would understand if it's just the way it is, I just wanted to confirm
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  9.    26 Sep 2016 #9

    I start or restart the computer then the first time I open that folder it can take a long time to load completely but after that it loads quite quickly. If the computer is busy doing something else (downloading etc) the folder might take a few seconds to load completely
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       27 Sep 2016 #10

    FrillyBits said: View Post
    I start or restart the computer then the first time I open that folder it can take a long time to load completely but after that it loads quite quickly. If the computer is busy doing something else (downloading etc) the folder might take a few seconds to load completely
    Ok, that's exactly what's happening on mine.
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