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Turn off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs. db files



Turns off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs. db files. This policy setting allows you to configure File Explorer to cache thumbnails of items residing in network folders in hidden thumbs. db files. If you enable this policy setting File Explorer does not create read from or write to thumbs. db files. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting File Explorer creates reads from and writes to thumbs. db files.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # DisableThumbsDBOnNetworkFolders

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> File Explorer

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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