Thumbs.db:encryptable - How to delete in Windows?

Deadjasper

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These files are created in Linux and can be deleted in Linux but not in Windows. They are a major PITA when managing backups. Does anyone know how to delete them in Windows?

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Deadjasper

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force delete in the command line. also a program called unlocker is sometimes needed.

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/07/18/how-to-delete-large-folders-in-windows-super-fast/

If you want to do it regularly create a batch file.

These are files, not folders. I'll give unlocker a go but I think the problem might the use of : in the file name. In Windows you can do nothing with it.

NOTE - Went to download unlocker from Majorgeeks and FF said it contained a virus. Downloaded it from Filehippo without a problem.
 

rive22

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Just modify the parameters for use for files.. It's all in the page. Yeah, unlocker is great.
 
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