Windows 8.x – How to get rid of Thumbs.db (registry hack)

In addition to the technique shown in Windows 8.1 – How to get rid of Thumbs.db, you can also achieve the same result by doing a registry hack.  Be sure to backup your registry settings before making any changes (just in case).

In your system registry, navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
\Software
\Microsoft
\Windows
\CurrentVersion
\Explorer
\Advanced

In that key, you’ll find a DWORD value named “DisableThumbnailCache” (or create a new one if it does not already exist).

Change the setting from 0 to 1.

That will disable the creation of the thumbnail caches.

You may have to reboot your computer to make the change take effect.

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