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soulky
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Windows Explorer thumbs.db

Post by soulky » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:20 am

Why does xnviemp not use the Windows Explorer thumbs.db? For users who switch from Windows Explorer to xnviemp, it would be great time saving, if xnviewmp would import already existing thumbnails from the thumbs.db instead of recreating them.

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Re: Windows Explorer thumbs.db

Post by xnview » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:08 am

Currently i don't know how to read it
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Re: Windows Explorer thumbs.db

Post by JohnFredC » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:32 pm

A Google search "how to read thumbs.db" turned up many hits with links to code: C++, C#, Delphi, even Visual Basic.

I haven't tested any of them, but the following is cited frequently:

A C++ approach
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Re: Windows Explorer thumbs.db

Post by budz45 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:57 pm

It would be really great if XnView software had this ability. I support +1 :)
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Re: Windows Explorer thumbs.db

Post by obelisk » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:05 pm

thumbs.db doesn't exist in win7

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Re: Windows Explorer thumbs.db

Post by XnTriq » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:00 pm

XnTriq ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=80738#p80738]Thumbs.db and explorer addon[/url]) wrote:
  • MiTeC: Windows File Analyzer » Thumbnail Database Analyzer
    This analyzer reads Thumbs.db file and displays its content with stored data include image preview.
  • IT Samples
    • Thumbnail Database Viewer
      Thumbnail Database Viewer enables you to view thumbnail cache which is used by Windows to speed up the display of thumbnails in folders (thumbs.db. ehthumbs.db, thumbcache_*.db files).
    • Thumbnail Database Cleaner
      Thumbnail Database Cleaner enables you to clean up thumbnail cache which is used by Windows to speed up the display of thumbnails in folders (thumbs.db, ehthumbs.db, thumbcache_*.db files). Usually these files are system files and hidden.
  • Wikipedia: Windows thumbnail cache
  • Mr.XRAY: 792_ExplThumbnail » #05

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