Remove Windows Thumbs.db Files

Simon Ives simon at
Wed Nov 12 02:35:00 GMT 2008

Thanks for the replies.

I ssh'd into the file server and ran: 

find /path/to/directory -name "Thumbs.db" -delete

along with:

find /path/to/directory -name "desktop.ini" -delete


find /path/to/directory -name "AlbumArt*" -delete

to remove the Windows files with great success and all in about 3


Simon Ives

simon at

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> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 21:47:08 +1000
> From: Lisa Milne <lisa at>
> Subject: Re: Remove Windows Thumbs.db Files
> To: ubuntu-au at
> Message-ID: <1226058428.6227.2.camel at daffodil>
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> try this:
> find /path/to/directory -name "Thumbs.db" -delete
> or this:
> find /path/to/directory -name "Thumbs.db" -print | xargs rm
> Lisa

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