Thumbnail Database File

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Debugger
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Thumbnail Database File

Post by Debugger » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:28 am

How to open the file "Everything - Thumbnail Database File" ?
I can not do it in the Everything program because some disks do not exist on the system anymore. I do not want to overwrite the file (it should be read-only!)
I really need this list, I tried it in the Text Editor but it shows STRANGE characters (This is not e.g. txt or csv)

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Re: Thumbnail Database File

Post by void » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:05 am

Everything does not have a thumbnail database on disk.

Thumbnails are provided by the OS.
The OS manages thumbnails disk caching.

An Everything search window will cache visible thumbnails in memory until the window is closed.
This cache can grow very large if you are viewing many thumbnails.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_thumbnail_cache

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Re: Thumbnail Database File

Post by Debugger » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:08 am

I only have such a file:
L:\Everything.db

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Re: Thumbnail Database File

Post by void » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:13 am

Only filenames and folder hierarchy and some file information is stored in the Everything.db.

If you wish to explore your Everything.db contents, please try the db2efu recovery tool.

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Re: Thumbnail Database File

Post by void » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:15 am

There is a -read-only command line option to prevent Everything from updating your Everything.db

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Re: Thumbnail Database File

Post by Debugger » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:16 am

Program works great, thanks for the information.

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