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    what the hell is thumbs.db??

    it keeps popping up when i pout stuff on my site (via ftp) it appears in some directories, i remember seeing it in other places too like when i put stuff on my key drive but i dunno what it is.
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    They're created by Windows XP when you look at thumbnails in Windows Explorer. They're safe to delete.
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    you can get rid of this feature by clicking 'do not cache thumbnails' in folder options somewhere

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    oh, thanks
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    If you don't cache them, they will need to be fully refreshed every time you view them. If the problem is that it goes to the FTP when you "bulk" upload files, you can set the FTP client to filter thumbs.db. (At least SmartFTP does it). That's also is useful to filter all the '_notes' folders that Dreamweaver creates to keep additional info about files...

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    Originally posted by xarst
    If you don't cache them, they will need to be fully refreshed every time you view them.
    well, duh. Let me get this straight, if you dont cache stuff it doesnt cache?

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    lol
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    ah cool, i was wondering about that too


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