Disable Windows 7 Thumbnail Cache - Solved ?


Mostly Harmless
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You could also write a batch script as as scheduled task to run either once day or at PC startup to clear out the folder in question.


If you're going through hell, keep going.
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Good idea.


Knows where his towel is.
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Just for completeness, years later, because I saw someone looking at this thread, I'll finish the story here so there's no need to visit the other site.
The mysterious out of date thumbnails were ones that are embedded in the jpeg metadata, nothing to do with the cache.
Just for completeness you can refresh them by opening and saving the image (no need to make any change) with Paint.NET.