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Thumbnails on Network Drives

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by B. Parker, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. B. Parker

    B. Parker Flightless Bird

    I'm using XP Pro, SP3.

    I used to keep my photos on a USB external drive. Everytime I opened
    folders on that drive the thumbnails appeared instantaneously.

    I moved my photos to a network drive mass storage device, using RAID1.

    Now, when I open a folder, the thumbnails have not been retained and need to
    be rebuilt - which in my case (hundreds of photos, in TIFF format) literally
    takes hours for some folders.

    The file 'thumbs.db' is present, however I believe that they were copied
    over from the USB Drive. When I create a new folder and place a photo into
    it, a new 'thumbs.db' is not created.

    Is there anyway to force the retention of the thumbnail information on a
    network drive, similar to a USB External Drive, or Local Drive?


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    Thank you,
    B. Parker
     
  2. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:91F84C8F-9793-4604-B660-0113D00D1DC3@microsoft.com,
    B. Parker <BParker@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > I'm using XP Pro, SP3.
    >
    > I used to keep my photos on a USB external drive. Everytime I opened
    > folders on that drive the thumbnails appeared instantaneously.
    >
    > I moved my photos to a network drive mass storage device, using RAID1.
    >
    > Now, when I open a folder, the thumbnails have not been retained and
    > need to be rebuilt - which in my case (hundreds of photos, in TIFF
    > format) literally takes hours for some folders.
    >
    > The file 'thumbs.db' is present, however I believe that they were
    > copied over from the USB Drive. When I create a new folder and place
    > a photo into it, a new 'thumbs.db' is not created.
    >
    > Is there anyway to force the retention of the thumbnail information
    > on a network drive, similar to a USB External Drive, or Local Drive?


    Keep them where they belong; in the folder where the images are. Anywhere
    else is going to be slow, especially if it's over a lan connection.
     

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