Problem with deleting files in Windows7
In Windows7, I couldn’t delete the file(s) from the Desktop, when I select some files for deletion, it shows a confirmation box ‘Are you sure you want to send the files to Recycle Bin?’, and when I click on Yes, It shows ‘Calculating size’ and hangs. Then I had to kill the process. I tried to google about it and found some interesting results, that I am sharing here for others:
The thumbnail cache may be corrupt that needs to be rebuilt. To rebuild Windows7 Thumbnail cache, we need to follow the given steps:
- The location of the thumbnail db is C:UsersLogin-nameAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsExplorer. It contains thumbcache database files.
- Delete these files using shift key, so that these are permanently deleted and not transferred to Recycle Bin.
- We can also do that by selecting Start->Disk Cleanup -> C: ->Files to delete-> Check Thumbnails option and click OK to remove the files. Reboot.
Also we need to set Thumbnails settings from Folder options as follows:
Start->Control Panel -> Folder options -> View ->Files and Folders -> and 1. Check : ‘Always show icons, never thumbnails’, and 2. Uncheck ‘Display file icon on thumbnails’.
Restart windows and then try to delete the files. It should work!