Windows thumbnail cache files (thumbs.db) are useful for speeding up file browsing on Windows-based operating systems but are largely useless in Ubuntu.

Granted, they aren’t a massive space-hogger nor are they any sort of threat, they’re just sort of an annoying reminder that you used to use Windows.

The not-so snappily titled ‘Nautilus Extension Kill Thumbs.db’ tool for nautilus puts paid to this database plague. Put simply, it removes any ‘Thumbs.db’ file present in a folder when you open it. Painless.

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