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What's the risk of deleting a .db file that's a system file?

I was going to delete it when I discovered it within the file I downloaded the previous day but the window said, if I remove it, our computer or one of our programs, may no longer work correctly.

Name of it is Thumbs.db

Info about what it is can be found here,...
http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0% ... 7%2C00.asp

Electrical surge also occurs frequently now, which worries me. I tried restarting the computer to see if it'd do anything but it didn't. Just made more noise than usual. Like actual sparks would come out if not fixed soon. I wonder if this could be a a space being used up issue (like with the gig or memory that I might of maxed out with saving files) or is it something with the Thumbs.db file, that is also a problem.

Please assist.
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Hi


The thumbs.db file is generated by the Windows operating system. It is a database file containing the small images displayed when you view a folder in "thumbnail" view (as opposed to tile, icon, list, or detail view). No harm is done by deleting thumbs.db files.

I did delete one just for fun and after a second it created new one.

More info go here

http://www.fcs.iastate.edu/computer/tips/thumbs/
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Hi

Also Thumbs.db they are not big files. You can enable this future by doing

Click the Start button
Select Control Panel
Select Folder Options
Click the View tab
Check "Do not cache thumbnails"
Click the OK button

This information was taken from http://www.fcs.iastate.edu/computer/tips/thumbs/

And deleting these files manually won't do any serious or manor effect on your computer.
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I did as was instructed for the Thumbs.db file and it worked out rather nicely. ^_^ Thanks, Fargo!

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For the other dilemma with the static like noise when starting up and shutting down the computer as well as the occasional glitch on the screen accompanied with a thin white line,... a few weeks back, I forgot that I had placed a WOOL blanket over the computer and modem. By placing the wool blanket on the computer, did that cause maybe it to create an electric current or something where it would make the noise and the lines? 'Cause I think that could be why it's acting up. Is there any way to fix it? Like neutralize the currency or something?
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Get a can-o-air & clean the system thuroughly and immediately.
Fibers from that blanket have been sucked into the system & are most likely the cause of your problem.
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Just be careful when you open the computer.

http://www.wiu.edu/users/jrt111/hissy.html
(link was previously posted at OZZU -- couldn't resist)

And to answer the real question --yeah the wool could have been bad. Lot's of static there. I wouldn't suggest doing that again.

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