I have discovered that a "thumbs.db" file in my WebHelp
project is causing some trouble on one of my company's web servers.
I was not able to delete some folders on that server, and asked an
intranet development person to delete them for me. She said that
that web support said it apparently was because I had "thumbs.db"
files that were "system files." She was able to delete them. Now,
when I try to copy (via FTP) my RoboHelp project from my C: drive
to the web server, it apparently is suddenly rejecting the
"thumbs.db" file (although everything else looks like it copied OK,
so I guess that means the "thumbs.db" problems will not reoccur,
other than WS FTP-Pro making a nasty noise when it rejects the
files?). I didn't see a "thumbs.db" file anywhere on my C: drive
until I deselected "Hide protected operating system files
(recommended)," and now I see it. (I am using Windows XP
Professional op system.)
Another thing that was wierd was that I have renamed the
folder that contains "thumbs.db" on my C: drive to AEHelp, but
Search finds the "thumbs.db" file only under the old folder name
What is this file and can I delete it from my C:drive?
These files are created by Windows whenever you change the
view in Windows Explorer to "Thumbnails". I believe you can prevent
them from being created by clicking Tools > Folder Options...
(Within Windows Explorer) followed by the View tab and finally
ensuring a check mark is placed in the check box labeled: Do not