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Disable thumbs.db

Thumbs.db is created by windows whenever a folder has images in it as a cache for the thumbnails for the images. But it gets locked and stops me switching branches in git and I have to restart my PC sometimes.

Save this as KillThumbsDb.reg and run it as administrator:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


I have no idea why thumbs.db is being created in local folders, but this fixes it for me.