Archive for May, 2011

Ever been crusing around on your LAN and try to delete a folder and get this message:


Windows 7 (and Vista SP1) creates a temporary cache in the networked location for quicker displaying of thumbnails from networked locations. The bad thing is the OS keeps the thumb.db file in use for a short time after you leave the folder so in the chance you may browse back to it shortly it can quickly recall the cache file rather than read all the files and rebuild the icons. The bad thing is when the thumbs.db file is still in lock down mode, you can’t delete or rename folders.

So if your network is fast enough (which most should be for most folder contents) you can disable the network location thumbnail caching by editing the following Group Policy:
– Start, type ‘gpedit.msc’ and hit ENTER.
– Drill down into User Config, Admin Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer
– Locate ‘Turn off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files’ and double click on it to edit the policy
– Set the Policy to ‘Enabled’ and click Apply, OK.

That should be it. Now go delete a bunch of stuff.

Watched Sherlock Holmes The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) the other night and loved it. Now watching Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943). Getting to know Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce as Holmes & Watson is quite enjoyable. Especially when Holmes is in disguise (voice and dress) on screen in close ups and you don’t even notice it’s him at all until his reveals himself. Don’t make movies like this anymore. Characters are great. Think once I am done with my Cussler series, I will take up the Holmes series.

Open an admin level command prompt and type
“powercfg –h off”
and hit enter. That’s it. This will disable hibernation and automaticly remove the hiberfil.sys file.

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