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Thumbnail Cache - can it be cleared?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Speeding Wheels, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Speeding Wheels
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    Trying to figure out a way to clear the thumbnail cache.
    I re-rooted tonight and went to BB v0.9 due to the delay in the official 2.1 release and have several thumbnails which are incorrect.

    Is there a way to clear the thumbnail cache thus forcing the phone to rebuild the library?


    Thanks in advance.
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    From the home screen....

    menu/settings/applications/manage applications/menu/filter/all/gallery/clear cache

    Done dilly-yo
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    Dosent work.

    The clear cache button is greyed out.. can clear data, but that dosent help.


    Any other suggestions?
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    Can you mount the SD card to a PC and just delete the thumbnail files? I did this once, and it achieved what I think you're looking for.
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    I'm having the exact same problem (including going to BB v0.9)--thumbnails are all random, don't apply to the actual files... clear cache is greyed out. I deleted everything in the DCIM folder (including .thumbnails) and launched the Gallery to make sure it was all gone, then I reloaded it from my PC (minus .thumbnails) and it rebuilt it... WITH ALL THE WRONG THUMBNAILS AGAIN! AAAAAHHH! Halp!
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    Ok try this (it's a pain but it worked for me):

    1) mount the SD card and open DCIM folder on your PC
    2) delete the folder .thumbnails
    3) rename ALL of your other folders. Even if it's just changing a letter (for example, I changed "Wallpapers" to "Wallpaper")
    4) unmount SD card and open gallery
    it should be fixed.
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