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If you are having issues with the not showing you thumbnails what you should do it try clearing and resting the thumbnail cache.

What’s is a thumbnail cache?

Thumbnail is basically a preview of the file and a thumbnail cache is the copy of all your documents, pictures and videos stored in a file. stores the thumbnails of all the documents so it can be shown without any delay when you view them.

In , thumbnail cache files are stored under C:\Users\UserName \AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer. After navigating to the above said , you need to uncheck the option labelled Show hidden operating system files as well as show hidden files and folders.

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If your Windows 10 is not properly showing cache or its showing corrupt cache you need to follow the given methods.

3 ways to clear thumbnail cache in Windows 10.

Method 1 of 3

Clear thumbnail cache using Disk cleanup

Step 1: type Disk Cleanup in the start menu search box and then press enter.

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Step 2: The drive selection screen will appear, select your device and then press enter.

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Step 3: Then a dialogue will appear, select ONLY thumbnail and then click OK to delete the thumbnail cache.

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Click yes to any confirmation dialogue and that’s it!

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Method 2 of 3

Clear thumbnail cache using a third-party program

There are also tools available to do this job and one of them is Thumbnail Database Cleaner.

Using Thumbnail Database Cleaner to clear thumbnail files

Step 1: Download Thumbnail Database Cleaner from the link given below.

http://www.itsamples.com/thumbnail-database-cleaner.html

Step 2: Run the program and install it. Now open the software installed.

Step 3: Now click Start Search button to find all the thumbnail cache files.

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Step 4: Select all thumbnails and click clear.

Method 3 of 3

Use Command Prompt to clear thumbnail cache

Step 1: Close all running apps.

Step 2: Right-click on the start button and then run .

Step 3: Now type the following and then press enter.

cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

Step 4: Type attrib -h thumbcache_*.db and then press Enter key.

Step 5: Now type in “del thumbcache_*.db” and then press enter. The system will delete all the thumbnail cache. Restart your PC once and the process is completed.

 

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