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Old 03-19-2009
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opening a ".db" file in Vista

Hi all,

i am trying to open a file "Thumbs.db" that originated in a Win XP
system and when i try to open it is says
YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO OPEN A FILE OF TYPE 'DATA BASE FILE' (.DB)

It has picture (probably .jpg) files in it.

Can anyone suggest ways to open this file in a *Windows Vista *system?


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Old 03-19-2009
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Re: opening a ".db" file in Vista
"praveen_mbp" <praveen_mbp.3p9rbb@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> i am trying to open a file "Thumbs.db" that originated in a Win XP
> system and when i try to open it is says
> YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO OPEN A FILE OF TYPE 'DATA BASE FILE' (.DB)
>
> It has picture (probably .jpg) files in it.
>
> Can anyone suggest ways to open this file in a *Windows Vista *system?



That's an index file only. It won't have any pictures in it. Look at the
size of the file.

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Old 03-19-2009
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Re: opening a ".db" file in Vista
Its a sys file, generated by the sys & not used/created in Vista
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumbs.db

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> Hi all,
>
> i am trying to open a file "Thumbs.db" that originated in a Win XP
> system and when i try to open it is says
> YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO OPEN A FILE OF TYPE 'DATA BASE FILE' (.DB)
>
> It has picture (probably .jpg) files in it.
>
> Can anyone suggest ways to open this file in a *Windows Vista *system?
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Re: opening a ".db" file in Vista

the size of the file is 170.0 KB.


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> the size of the file is 170.0 KB.
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And you really think there are pictures in that?

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Old 03-19-2009
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Re: opening a ".db" file in Vista

Yes Gordon,
There were thumbnails of the (accidentally deleted) pictures contained
in a folder on the Win XP based machine and all i wanted is to view the
thumbnails and see which files actually went missing.

The ThumbViewer tool helped me get what i want.


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