Solved WIN11 Home.. OneDrive Thumbs.db sync issue


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Just bought a tower PC after my old PC of 10+ years died on me.
I'm having an issue with OneDrive and syncing Thumbs.db files
It keeps gives a sync errors asking me to rename these files. Really annoying.
OneDrive appears to work ok and continues to back files up.
My PC is running Windows 11 home. I don't have access to gpedit.
In file explorer I cant see them, searching doesn't bring them up.
I think they are needed. Disk cleanup does remove them but there are regenerated. Can i hide them in some way from OneDrive?
any help much appreciated. Many Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PCSpecialist Icon 240
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5500
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX4060
    Hard Drives
    1TB
Welcome to the forum. You won't see thumbs.db files unless you have folder options set to view hidden files. Thumbs.db files are database files containing the small images displayed when you view a folder in Thumbnail view (as opposed to Tile, Icon, List, or Detail view). These files are automatically generated by Windows, and there is no harm in deleting them..
Thumbs. db files are stored in each directory that contains thumbnails on Windows systems.(ie any folder your have set to thumbnail view.)


If Onedrive has an issue syncing these files, one of your thumbnail cache folders may be corrupted. You can clear your thumbnail cache. Clear and Reset Thumbnail Cache in Windows 11 Tutorial

If that doesn't solve the problem, prevent Windows from generating thumbs.db files. You can disable thumbnail previews using regedit or in folder options. Once done, clear thumnail cache again.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
resolved. by accident i had unlink my OneDrive account to backup some files.. When i relinked my OneDrive account the problem was gone. No more thumbs.db issues
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PCSpecialist Icon 240
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5500
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX4060
    Hard Drives
    1TB
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