XP thumbs.db file
Peter T. Evensen
pevensen at siboneylg.com
Wed Oct 18 12:33:40 EDT 2006
In searching on the web, it is an OLE structured data file. Here is a
library someone wrote to parse it:
and a pdf describing the file:
You could probably use the Revolution file functions to create your own
code to read and process this file.
When it is all said and done, it is just a file. Revolution can read and
process it if you know what you are doing (and know the format of the file).
At 11:20 AM 10/18/2006, you wrote:
>I have recently had XP users complaining about 'blank' images in what is
>in essence a slide show of images contained in a folder. The standalone
>assumes everything in the folder is an image, and tries to display each.
>I had carefully deleted OS X invisible files (the file database and custom
>icon files) from the folder, so I was surprised something had seemingly
>sneaked through. I have discovered that the problem is an ordinarily
>invisible file created by XP, called thumbs.db, containing,
>unsurprisingly, the thumbnails used in the rather nasty filmstrip view.
>Now I know it exists, I can 'filter it without' so that thumbs.db is not
>included in the list of images to display. However, it got me to
>wondering how hard it would be to display the images stored in the
>If the answer (using Rev) is 'impossible' or 'tricky', either single word
>response to this post will do. Only waste brain and finger energy if it
>is more easy than might be expected ;-))
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