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Pixel 3's mp4 videos don't have thumbnails in Windows 10

My Google Pixel 3 phone saves videos as mp4 files that have no thumbnails in Windows Explorer. (This screenshot shows files on my PC that I'd moved via USB from the Pixel 3.) Apparently many other ...
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How to open/inspect data stored in .thumbdata3 files?

A THUMBDATA file is a cache file created by some Android devices' Gallery app. It contains indexed property information about every thumbnail image shown in Gallery. I accidentally lost all my images ...
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ES File Explorer - Space not freed after deletion from Recycle Bin

Every few months, my internal storage begins to fill up. I store everything I can to SD Card, but Android has a limited ability to do so. I'm running Oreo, unrooted. The biggest dir by far is /...
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How to reduce the size of thumnails folder in Android?

How can I reduce/get rid of the thumbnails folder in Android that is created under DCIM>Camera. I'm aware of the fact that thumbnails are auto-generated and will be generated again even if I delete ...
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Adding custom thumbnail previews

I am considering buying a tablet with Android, in order to navigate a particular kind of files. These files have .pes extension, and they are special files for embroidery machines, they contain the &...
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Thumbanails Not Regenerating

So I recently switched to a Samsung Galaxy A50 with One UI version 1.1 build over Android Version 9. So, I've been facing an issue with thumbnails regeneration. The DCIM/.thumbnails folder keeps ...
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Deleted thumbnail file but no space was freed

I'm using Sony Xperia Z3 and used File Commander to browse and found that I kept running out of space because of a 4GB thumbnail/preview file/folder that grows rather quickly. I tried deleting the ...
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still a mystery . thumbdata3 file space & performance hog

I just don't know how to fix this issue. I have tried almost everything and give up. I have read other threads on what to do if there is .thumbdata3 file that occupies a lot of space. my file ...
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.thumbdata5 contains alot of zeroes

I managed to extract jpg from Thumbdata5 . But when I opened it's Hex then there were only zeroes and in last of it there was only one photo that could be extracted Why is so On the other hand ...
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Where does Android store the snapshots used on the recent apps?

iOS takes a screenshot of an app every time it is sent to the background (maybe to show as a thumbnail when viewing recent apps. Details are available on this Stack Overflow question). I did a little ...
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Recover photos from Google Photos cache

About two months ago (just over 60 days so they are no longer in Trash), I manually deleted thousands of photos off my Google Photos account due a problem I had with duplicate files. I had a back up ...
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.thumbnail file [duplicate]

.thumbnail file is occupying a lot of space in memory. I have very few pictures on the phone. Deleting doesn't work. There were 2 previous questions regarding this which did not have a solution. ...
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Generate all gallery thumbnails 'at one time', not 'on demand'

Context: Hello, I am an amateur photographer and I recently moved from an old iPad to a Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with custom rom, Android 6. On the iPad the thumbnails were created while importing photos ...
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Free up phone memory taken up by thumbnails

I have a 16 GB Samsung Galaxy S3 phone - 5.05GB of which is being taken up by thumbnails! Can I move these to my 32GB SD card? I have tried DMR (duplicate media remover) and that has detected ...
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How to delete hidden files consuming internal memory in Android?

I have 16gb internal memory in my Android phone (Asus Zenfone 5). I am using only around 3gb of memory and rest is being consumed by some hidden files. I am facing problem of memory shortage (only ...
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DCIM/.thumbnails/.thumbdata3-* files get deleted but does not free up space on Nexus 7 Android ver 6.0.1

I am trying to delete .thumbdata3-* files in my DCIM/.thumbnails folder on my Nexus 7 Android version 6.0.1 tablet as these files seem to be taking up close to 3 GB of data. I followed instructions ...
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How messenger application saves thumbnails

I'm developing android application. I searched about thumbnails and the way that other messenger application use them. but I don't know how Telegram or WhatsApp save their thumbnail and where are ...
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Move DCIM .thumbnails to external SD

My phone has 1.5 GB internal memory and it's always full with gallery thumbnails (500 MB) . Every time I delete it for more space after one day it's full again . How can I move it to external micro ...
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my phone doesn't load any picture i take with the camera

I thought there was some sort of problem with my camera but it works just fine except that it doesn't load the pictures i take with it. I take a picture and when i try to view it it turns out to be a ...
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Cannot generate thumbnail in Android Gallery

Lately, some of my pictures just disappear and can't be loaded. It just says "Cannot generate thumbnail". All of a sudden, those pictures are having 0KB and no longer available. They're not sorted or ...
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Read content of .thumbdata file

I don't know how I managed to delete all my pictures and unfortunately, it took me a few days to find out they where gone. I tried to recover them with DiskDigger, but I didn't have much luck with it (...
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Thumbnail image different to actual image

A similar question has been asked previously, however the answer is not relevant to my problem. I have a number of photos where the thumbnail in the gallery does not match the photo displayed by the ...
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Photo thumbnails can no longer be seen

I took some photos and when I went back to look at them the thumbnails are black and corrupted. How does this happen and can they be repaired?
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Gallery thumbnails locked

I have a problem with my gallery thumbnails for a few days now. Thumbnails are generated in the .thumbnails folder but they are not displayed in the gallery, there is instead a picture with a lock. ...
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Only one thumbnail for all photos

I downloaded the million moments app which basically makes a cool album from the photos you choose. The problem is in the import screen when I choose photos, all the photos just have the thumbnail of ...
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How do you clear .thumbnails folder without hanging Windows Explorer?

Is there a recommended way to clear out the thumbnail data that I have in DCIM/.thumbnails folder? It occupies about 50 MB and I want to clear it out but when I press Ctrl+A in Windows Explorer it ...
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Droid 3 Gallery Generating Errorneous Thumbnails; Possibly Due to Infinite Loop, .nomedia glitch?

I have a stock Motorola Droid 3 on Verizon. The device is not currently rooted. I am not sure if the Gallery app on my phone is specific to the Motoblur UI. I was testing the .nomedia trick/hack, by ...
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How can I regenerate .thumbnails folder in DCIM

I accidentally deleted the contents of .thumbnails folder in DCIM in sdcard. After deleting it I am unable to access MediaStore.Images.Thumbnails._ID however MediaStore.Images.Media.DATA is having all ...
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Karbonn A9 is not generating thumbnails

My friend has bought a Karbonn A9 phone one month ago and it has a little problem now. It has 16GB memory card and it is not generating thumbnails in the stock gallery very well. If I open a folder to ...
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Android: huge thumbdata4 file in DCIM folder

I have recently noticed a huge (>3.5GB) file in the DCIM/.thumbnails folder. I have tried deleting it, but the next time I open the Camera app it rebuilds the file (and locks up the phone, sometimes ...
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How can I prevent the Google+ app from showing the wrong thumbnail before I share a photo?

When I go to the Google+ app to share a picture I've taken on my phone, it shows the wrong thumbnail. I select the thumbnail anyway because experience has taught me that I can trust the date, and I ...
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How to Ignore the Icons in Camera Album? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unwanted folders showing up in Gallery. Can they be removed? My Album contains Camera Pics and the icons of other applications. Those icons are there in my SD Card. I took ...
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Not all images showing up in gallery

Some photos do not show up in the gallery app. I can find those particular shots trough the camera app for some reason, and using a file-browser I can find them too. But they will not show up in the ...
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Why is it that the thumbnails of my images in gallery are not the same with the actual image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem with my thumbnails in gallery. Why is it that the thumbnails of my images in gallery are not the same with the actual image? The images that I deleted was the ...
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Problem with my thumbnails in gallery

I have a problem with images in my gallery. The thumbnails of my photos are not the actual images when I view the image. The thumbnails are the photos which I have deleted or my other images in my ...
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