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Monday, June 20, 2011 10:00 AM 0 Sign in to vote I posted the .reg file equivalent of that group policy workaround here: Thumbs.db being accessed by Windows Explorer - folder It probably looks something similar to the below: To fix this, disable the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files via the Group Policy Editor as below: Run gpedit.msc Navigate to: NoN, you don't need to copy cmd.exe to do that. Yvette: This worked great! this contact form

I think the best workaround to this bug is to disable the use of Thumbs.db files entirely. So figure out what's going wrong and correct it (in this case, stop Windows from generating Thumbs.db files, as listed in the thread above). MS should address this as a bug... Saturday, August 14, 2010 7:49 PM 5 Sign in to vote To delete the thumbs.db file change the view to icons and then Windows will allow you to delete it.

I will admit that the problem first started when Iattempted, unsuccessfully, to rename an MKV file. In Windows 7 on the "windows explorer," there is "Organize" button on top left. AlliMS Beta Butterfly Tuesday, May 04, 2010 12:56 AM 0 Sign in to vote I am having this same problem, but with an .mkv file. I've run across a (registry?) hack somewhere online that makes it possible once again to manually arrange youricons in folders, if you want to take that approach.

Then you can re-install Adobe Reader and the problem doesn't come back. I've been seeing these files ever since we have our computer from the days of Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and now that we have Windows 7 as Whe I try to delete more than one folder, I keep getting a Thumbs file. Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset If you are having icon issues displaying incorrectly, then you might also consider this: Icon Cache - Rebuild Hope this helps, Shawn My System Specs

There is one called Explorer. I had assumed a patch would come out relatively soon because the issue is ubiquitous, but no luck so far. It worked for me after all that is why I thought to share it with you all.... Thanks!...

Select the drive you want to clean , if you have more drives you gonna have to repeat this for each drive.Make sure the "Thumbnails" is checked and press OK .Now I'm surprised people are using win8 with this major flaw. Cheers, Zahid H. Hear hear!

Reply Alin August 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm Thank you for the feedback. I could delete the thumb, then swich back to detail view. Anyway what I wanted to do is to move it into another folder after witch that error came up. If I delete a single folder, it gets deleted OK.

Microsoft actually has addressed it - that's why there's a policy for preventing the creation of Thumbs.db. http://webinweb.net/windows-7/windows-7-unable-to-connect-to-windows-2000-share.html But then suddenly out of nowhere, the ‘The action can’t be completed because the file is open in Windows Explorer’ notice appears. Yay! I also noticed on my WIndows 7 computer, that the REG ADD command requires elevated privileges, and if you try to run it without using an Administrator Command Prompt, you will

windows components -> windows explorer -> enabled 1. MUCH LOVE...... Open Windows Explorer. 2. (Ctrl + F1) to open commands pane. 3. navigate here And conversely, disabling generation of the thumbs.db file does not require you to turn off thumbnail display.

Just that knowing why something's happening and preventing it is better than applying workarounds to recover from problems that have already occurred. -Noel Bah. Do you want to guess what every user calls it when my software throws an error, even when there is a workaround? Install logs Rips Packages to MSI MSI and XP Group Policy - Zenworks Force reboot after application install acrobat reader 7 - "All users" vs "Current user" Related Links Zenworks Suite

That should take care of them being created and im hoping doing Larissa's steps on the server will remove the files and we can go through and delete the rest of

i go back to my explorer and tried to move again the files. Tuesday, March 30, 2010 3:45 AM 0 Sign in to vote I don't have *any* of Adobe's dreadful bloatware installed on my Win 7 machine (never have) and still have this Sadly none of them actually worked for me. I went to save the new file I had going in Excel and the Save As box defaulted to the folder I am trying to delete!!

There is not a single reference to "network" in this entire thread until I mentioned it. The new improved seems to have overlooked a lot of visual ordering options that were available on XP< or at least I can't find them. however, a flatbed tow would not damage anything in the drivetrain =). http://webinweb.net/windows-7/windows-7-file-sharing-windows-was-unable-to-find-user.html You can follow him on Twitter if you'd like.

The way the error crops up usually goes like this. A registry hack is not a solution for many people. THANK YOU!!!