Speed up windows when loading thumbnails for videos and pictures in Windows explorer? Stop thumbnail

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  1. lucirz

    lucirz Notebook Consultant

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    On windows xp, when i load up pictures or videos. It's very fast. Especially even when i have a large folder with tons of videos and pictures, the thumbnails loads very fast. I think this has to the with the fact that the thumbnail cache don't get deleted.

    I noticed that on windows 7, loading thumbnails is super slow. this is very annoying for pictures and videos. It seems to reload thumbnails every so often times when opening the folder. I read this has to do with the thumbnail cache getting cleared and reloaded after a certain limit.

    iS THERE any way to stop the thumbnail cache from getting deleted/resetted/reloaded? I've read and tried tons of methods out there and NONE OF THEM SEEMS TO WORK!. It's very annoying! One of the methods seems to increase the cache by a little bit, but it gets deleted anyway once the limit hits and have to reloaded..

    ANY WORKING METHODS? thanks, anyone got it to work?
     
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  3. lucirz

    lucirz Notebook Consultant

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    That doesn't really work.
    Also windows 7 maxes out the thumbnail case size at 449mb. After that, it just overwrites the older thumbnails its caches, which is annoying. No matter how big you change the cache to in the registry, it still stops loading new cache and starts overwriting old cache at 449mb. Probably hard coded. Windows xp never had this problem
     
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    This tweak is for Windows 10 but can you try if it works on Windows 7? Doesn't hurt to try:

     
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  5. lucirz

    lucirz Notebook Consultant

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    I already did something similar in windows 7.
    The problem is not that it deleted upon restart or shutdown, the problem is that older cached thumbnail gets deleted and overwritten when the thumbnail cache size reaches 449mb. the OS sets a limitation that it can't be bigger than 449mb. when the thumbnail caches reaches 449mb size, it just overwrites older thumbnail with new thumbnails, which means you have to reload the older thumbnails are. Windows xp never had this problem, i think windows xp created a thumbnail cache in each folder
     
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