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How to clear the thumbnail cache in Windows Vista

How to clear the thumbnail cache in Windows Vista Clearing the thumbnail cache:
Windows keeps a copy of all of your picture, video, and document thumbnails so they can be displayed quickly when you open a folder. If you delete the thumbnail cache, they will be automatically created when needed. The thumbnail preview problems can be resolved by clearing the thumbnail database and let the system rebuild it as and when required.
To do so, use these steps:
Click Start, type cleanmgr and press ENTER

Click My files only

Select the system drive letter from the drop-down list

Uncheck all the entries except Thumbnails

Click OK

The thumbnail database is stored globally in Windows Vista, unlike Windows XP, where the thumbnail database is stored on a per-folder basis. In Windows Vista, the default Thumbnail cache location is mentioned below:
%LocalAppData%MicrosoftWindowsExplorer

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It could be the cache that's causing it but, I'm betting on the disk itself has gone bad on you, had the same issue my copy would load them freeze even after clearing the xbox360 cache. Here's how to clear the cache.

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The Xbox 360 system cache stores such items as game updates, system update installation packages, and gamer pictures of your friends. You can often resolve issues with your Xbox 360 by clearing the system cache.

The following are not removed when you clear the Xbox 360 cache:

  • Your gamertag
  • Content that you have downloaded
  • Game files
  • Console software updates.

Clearing the cache removes previously downloaded game updates. You must download these updates again the next time you play the game.
To clear the system cache

  1. Press the Guide button on your controller, go to Settings, and selectSystem Settings.
  2. Select Storage or Memory.
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  1. Highlight any storage device, and then press Y on your controller. (It doesn't matter which storage device you select; the cache will be cleared for all storage devices.)
  2. Select Clear System Cache.
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  1. When prompted to confirm storage device maintenance, select Yes.

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Pictures will not load in notes section


Have you tried clearing your temporary internet cache? I dont know what browser you are using but there should be an option within the tools menu to delete temporary interenet setting etc.

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video thumbnails on my computer wont show up on laptop. The exact files on my PC show thumbnails of videos fine. Is there any software I have to download for my laptop to show the thumbnails?


Open the folder where the files are stored.
Click on 'Tools'
Click on 'Folder Options'
Click on the 'View' tab.
Check the box that says "Do not cache thumbnails"
Click ok.

I hope that fixes it.

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Try clearing your 360's cache then attempt another download of update.

Instructions for clearing cache can be found here.
http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/11131/Xbox-360-Cache-Clear-Code-Revealed/

If you clear cache, you will have to download all updates for every game. I regularly clear my cache ever few months, helps with getting host for Halo3.

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