Windows 10: Cleaning disk

  1.    23 Jul 2017 #1

    Cleaning disk


    Hello,

    sorry for the bad translation, I hope it is correct.

    In Windows 10 there is a tool called "CLEANING DISK".

    It examines the disk and give you some option of things that you can delete (recicle bin, cache, memory dump, etc.).

    What I don't understand is the LAST thing that you can clean :"PREVIEWS".

    To me it's 200MB. What is "PREVIEWS"? IT's the thumbail of the images??? That stuff was not removed from XP??? I never see that hidden files "*.db" in my folders.

    Please help.
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  2. Posts : 6,467
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       23 Jul 2017 #2

    Pipppero2007 said: View Post
    In Windows 10 there is a tool called "CLEANING DISK"....
    What I don't understand is the LAST thing that you can clean :"PREVIEWS"...
    Yes, in an English install those are shown as "DISK CLEAN UP" and "THUMBNAILS". To see the 'Thumbs.db' files you have to turn on 'Show hidden files' AND turn off 'Hide protected system files' in File Explorer's options.
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  3.    24 Jul 2017 #3

    Bree said: View Post
    Yes, in an English install those are shown as "DISK CLEAN UP" and "THUMBNAILS". To see the 'Thumbs.db' files you have to turn on 'Show hidden files' AND turn off 'Hide protected system files' in File Explorer's options.
    Hello,

    I am sure that hidden and system files are shown but I don't see any Thumbs.db anywhere. To be sincere, it's some years that I don't see those files. Are you sure there are in the same folder of the pictures or maybe now they are in another place?
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  4. Posts : 6,467
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Jul 2017 #4

    Pipppero2007 said: View Post
    Are you sure there are in the same folder of the pictures or maybe now they are in another place?
    You are right - the hidden system files Thumbs.db that I see in my photos folders are old, they date back to the Windows 7 originally on this PC.

    Looking closer, I see that for Windows 10 they are all kept in %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
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