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Author Topic: A small utility to delete orphaned external thumbnails  (Read 2295 times)

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Renaud

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If you are like me and you have a rather large collection of images, chances are that you store your thumbnails as files instead of within the database itself.

The problem is that when removing thumbnails, ThumbsPlus removes the records from the database but doesn't delete the thumbnail files and therefore never frees any disk space (thumbnail files keep just piling on).

This is supposed to be fixed in v9 SP2 but since it's still in beta, and it may affect users of older versions, I hacked together a small utility to clean up after ThumbsPlus and delete these orphaned thumbnails.

The source code is on github:
[link]https://github.com/RenaudBompuis/tpcleaner[/link]

You can download the command line utility tpcleaner.exe release here:
[link]https://github.com/RenaudBompuis/tpcleaner/releases[/link]